HEIGHT OF HYPOCRISY – TWO FEMALE LCDRS
ONE A “WHISTLE-BLOWER” SENT TO BRIG ON
“ADULTERY” RAP – THE OTHER, A WHORE FOR THE
“D.C. MADAM” – SYNEEDA PENLAND SERIOUSLY
ILL – EIGHT MONTHS SHORT OF RETIREMENT – TO
BE KICKED OUT OF NAVY AT MONTH’S END
REBECCA DICKINSON SAID TO HAVE SLEPT WITH
“FOUR-STRIPERS” AND AT LEAST ONE ADMIRAL
GETS PENSION AND NO PUNISHMENT TO KEEP
HER MOUTH SHUT – WHERE IS THE “JUSTICE?”
This is a tale of two Navy lieutenant commanders. Both are female, and each started out as an enlisted sailor. Both are supply officers and are in their late 30’s. That is where the similarities end.
One is African-American, the other, Caucasian. One is a certified “whistle-blower,” sent to the brig after being convicted of “adultery.” The other is a security risk who taught “ethics” at the Naval Academy while turning “tricks” at night with high-ranking military officers and government officials.
Syneeda Penland (see related stories box below) is being kicked out of the Navy July 31, just eight months short of retirement. This, despite her treatment with chemotherapy drugs at the San Diego Naval Hospital.
Rebecca Dickinson, a whore for the late “D.C. Madam,” should have been bounced out of the military for being a prostitute and risking being compromised by a foreign intelligence agent. Some of her clients were said to be “diplomats” from the Middle East.
Instead, the part-time call girl got “kid gloves” treatment from top Navy brass, eager to protect the identities and careers of several “four-stripers” and at least one flag officer, sources tell MilitaryCorruption.com, were among Dickinson’s customers.
The “quid pro quo” is crystal clear. “Keep your mouth shut and never reveal who they are, and you’ll get your pension (in grade) and not be punished with one day of jail time. Oh, yes. You also will avoid “swinging from a rope,” like “D.C. Madam” hooker “Brandy Britton” and Deborah Jeane Palfrey herself.
Out of luck is Syneeda Penland, who served 60 days in the women’s brig at Miramar. She got slammed for allegedly doing what most of the male Navy bosses have done at one time or other during their long ride on the federal payroll – committing adultery.
Can anyone out there spell S-T-U-F-F-L-E-B-E-A-M?
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO WHISTLEBLOWER “PROTECTION?”
Penland’s plight is all the more frustrating since she is a proven “whistleblower,” supposedly protected under federal law. But, when you anger the brass and “rat out” fellow officers, well, only the Mafia gets madder at someone who “tells stories out of school.” They torture before murdering. The Navy prefers to toss Penland into the ditch with no pension and medical benefits.
“Obviously, they were out to get her,” said a courtroom observer at the supply officer’s trial. “Nailing her on a ‘sex rap’ is standard operating procedure. Ignored is the fact Penland brought real charges that were found to have merit.”
For example: Her first complaint, filed in Aug. 2006, was for contractor fraud and mismanagement. By Mar. of 2007, Penland petitioned the IG for repeated violations of “reprisal” and “fraud, waste and abuse.”
She reported one captain, now retired, to the I.G. (Inspector General), while he served as commodore, MESG 1, for “improper use of personal consulting services of a defense contractor,” which is a violation of Title 5 of the U.S. Code. sec. 3109 and the Federal Acquisition Regulation, part 37-104.
Also, while serving as group commodore, this four-striper allegedly “misappropriated govt. funds” and OK’d several “unauthorized obligations.” This insider officer was never prosecuted for his actions, Penland told Military Corruption.com, and was allowed to retire on full pension. He is now a defense contractor working for the Navy.
NAVY BRASS “BACKFLIPS” TO KEEP PROSTITUTE’S MOUTH SHUT
While the Navy is doing back flips to crush Penland, they’ve done equal somersaults protecting Dickinson. The double-chinned ex-hooker demanded to be retired on her own terms, and she was able to dictate her exit just the way she wished.
MilitaryCorruption.com broke the story on her retirement in full grade. Regulations stipulate one can only retire in the last grade “satisfactorily” served in. Being a part-time prostitute and not reporting your extra income to the IRS is hardly “satisfactory.”
Navy TIMES followed up on our exclusive story and spoke to a different PAO. They got the same response. “Dickinson went out as an 0 – 4.” But then, the brass decided to do “damage control.” A male public affairs officer (who will remain nameless here – we have no personal beef with him) called us back and tried to sell us on the “fact” that he had “mis-spoken” and Dickinson was indeed reduced in grade before drawing her (undeserved) pension.
The female PAO that confirmed our scoop, now “back-tracked” on her initial statement to Navy TIMES. So, the folks in Springfield, Va. didn’t bother to follow up on the veracity of that retraction. We have repeatedly tried to find out what rank Dickinson is drawing retirement pay on, and always run into the same thing – a stone wall.
WOMEN DON’T COMMIT “SUICIDE” SWINGING FROM A ROPE
We are not being unusually cruel to Dickinson. We can understand her reluctance to end up like another hooker and her boss, the D.C. Madam did. How many women do YOU know who ever committed “suicide” by hanging? Right. We don’t want to spoil your supper, but certain things “happen” to a gal when she’s left swinging from a rope any length of time. A lot of that went on in Russia during World War II when the Nazis regularly hanged female “partisans.” The war’s been over for more than 60 years.
Here’s what happens when a person “hangs” themself: “The tongue swells up and protrudes from the mouth. The eyeballs pop out and face turns several shades of blue. The smell is . . . well, you get our point. What are the odds on TWO members of a high-end prostitution ring in the Nation’s capital, catering to high-ranking officers and perhaps even (one source claimed) “Mr. Nasty” himself, ex-Vice President Dick “Halliburton” Cheney, choosing such an unpleasant and undignified way to die?
Or were they “suicided” by pros who wanted to send a “message” to others, in case they ever got the itch to talk to the media and “name names?” Not to worry, Pentagon. ABC NEWSback-tracked “double-time” after boasting they had the phone records and all the goods to break the case wide open. All of a sudden the silence from the network’s I -Team became “deafening.” A roar of TV promos starring Brian Ross became a whimper and then nothing at all.
“HEIGHT OF HYPOCRISY” ON PART OF TOP NAVAL OFFICERS
Will the Navy get away with the destruction of Lt. Cdr. Penland’s life and career? We think not. Several lawsuits are being prepared and the “soon-to-be civilian” is not “going away.” But, of course, “accidents” do happen, and Navy doctors can make suspicious “prescriptions,” like “doubling up” on meds already causing severe adverse reactions so that the “patient” dies or turns into a “zombie.”
The chances Penland will survive in the long run are better than we have at MilitaryCorruption.com of ever learning just WHO those “fat cat, brass hats” were who violated “their” security clearances by doing “the wild thing” with a whore while on active duty.
It is the height of hypocrisy for CNO, Adm. Gary Roughead and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, to allow this travesty of justice to go on. They can both “stop the bleeding” and clean up some of the public relations damage already done, by allowing Penland to retire and collect a pension she has done far more to deserve than another lt. commander who decided the easiest way to make extra money was “on her back.”