MILITARY CRIMINALITY SECTION 1 Air Force 2 Army 3 Coast Guard, Navy, Military Schools 4 Marines/Active Duty, cont. 5 Veterans 6 Overall Crime, Books, Commentary 7 Summary of Internet Articles MilCrim-Fat Leonard Case 8a Fat Leonard Names-Brief, etc. 8b Names More Detail 8c Articles-Alpha 8d Names More Detail 8e Fat Leonard-Singapore 8f Comments 8g Links List ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NAMES MORE DETAIL Across Various Groups Linked to the Fat Leonard Case: List of Navy involved (and others) Head of Navy - Input on Case Richardson, John. Admiral, Chief of Naval Operations - responsible for ultimate oversight involving Fat Leonard Case and other issues: Indicates “This behavior is inconsistent with our standards and the expectations the nation has for us as military professionals. It damages the trust that the nation places in us, and is an embarrassment to the Navy.” (See Federal News Radio below) Agencies Investigating Likely not a comprehensive list Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) The Australian Federal Police Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau Legal, Investigators, Cases Legal Sources - Procedings/Report(s) Justice dot gov: Records in U.S. District Court in San Diego; U.S. Navy https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/948061/download NAVY UPPER LEADERS Admirals Investigated in Fat Leonard Case 7th Fleet: 7th Fleet – Operates under Pacific Fleet/Pacific Command Background on Navy Military Ranks Navy Chain of Command (for all Navy ranks go here: https://www.military-ranks.org/navy) 4 star-Admiral Class: Flag Officer 3-star-Vice Admiral Class: Flag Officer 2-star Rear Admiral Class: Flag Officer An admiral in the Navy is like a general in other military branches. The four-star admiral has been the highest achievable rank by a Navy officer. The Navy chief of operations, a four-star admiral, is its highest-ranking officer in the modern-day Navy, serving under the Secretary of the Navy. He or she also is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From Military-Ranks dot org: Vice Admiral is a three-star flag officer in the U.S. Navy, equivalent to the rank of Lieutenant General in the other Armed Services. The rank of Vice Admiral is temporary and generally used only in times of war. Officers are promoted to Vice Admiral in order to fill a certain office, and may only remain in-grade for a certain amount of time. Of the 160 flag officer slots allocated to the Navy, no more then 25% may hold a rank with three stars or more. A Vice Admiral commands a regional Navy fleet during an operation or war and answers directly to the Fleet Admiral and the President of the United States. Promotion to Vice Admiral is initiated with nomination of a candidate by the President of the United States from the ranks of active Rear Admirals, lower half or upper half. Nomination is based on recommendations provided by the Secretary of the Navy and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Vice Admiral is the 24th rank in the United States Navy , ranking above Rear Admiral and directly below Admiral. A vice admiral is a Flag Officer at DoD paygrade O-9, with a starting monthly pay of $16,445.(source military-ranks.org) Descending by Rank Admiral GILBEAU Gilbeau, Robert. Admiral. Robert Gilbeau first active-duty Navy admiral in modern history to be convicted of a felony. Gilbeau's awards include the Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, four Meritorious Service Medals, a Navy Unit Commendation and a Combat Action Ribbon. Resources on Robert Gilbeau Defense News-2016-06/09 Vice Admiral BRANCH Branch, Ted (aka “Twig”) Vice Admiral. Director of Naval Intelligence. Retired as a vice admiral in the United States Navy on 1 October 2016, after serving the last three years of his 37-year career as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for information warfare (Wikipedia) After he retired: Ted Branch [Consultant] VADM USN Ret. - President - Ted Branch and .- (seen at Linked In on 2022/01/13) Resources on Ted Branch Washington Post-2015-07 USNI dot org-2017/09/22 Task & Purpose-2017/09/23 Wikipedia Linked In MILLER Miller, Michael Harold "Mike" Navy Vice Admiral, Superintendent of Naval Academy Censured over gifts Resources Capital Gazette-2015/07/15 See Comments-8a Rear Admiral JANSEN Jansen, Adrian. Rear Admiral Kept his security clearance, became a private consultant see Linked In “was serving as naval attaché in the time when the Navy says he took private dinners and wine from "Fat Leonard" Glenn Francis. (Navy)” - photo area insert-…”He was found guilty last year of taking more than $5,000 in private dinners and wine from Malaysian magnate “Fat Leonard” Glenn Francis while serving as naval attaché in Indonesia from 2010 to 2013, according to the Navy.Jansen also failed to report the interactions and was allowed to put in for retirement. In addition to touting his intel and national security pedigree, Jansen’s LinkedIn bio notes that he has an “Active Top Secret SCI security clearance.”--Navy Times-2018/03/15 Resources Navy Times-2018/03/15 Wikipedia Linked In - Consultant - Adrian Jansen - Independent Consultant - Consultants ... https //www linkedin com/in/adrian-jansen-24292bb [on internet as of 2022/01/13] KRAFT Kraft, Terry B. Rear Admiral, former commander of US Naval Forces Japan. (NA/US Navy) “Terry B. Kraft is a retired rear admiral of the United States Navy, formerly commanding the U.S. Naval Forces Japan. He is a Naval Flight Officer whose previous commands include Electronic Attack Squadron 131 (VAQ-131), USS Shreveport (LPD- 12), and USS Ronald Reagan…” …:Kraft was implicated in a wide-ranging corruption scandal known as " Fat Leonard scandal ". Kraft and other high-ranking officials were censured for their conduct during the 2006 deployment of the USS Ronald Reagan.”(Wikipedia) Resources Wikipedia-Kraft POGO (Pentagon Revolving door) LOVELESS Loveless, Bruce. Rear Admiral, a recently retired Navy intelligence officer. Pentagon. His last Naval position was Corporate Director for Information Warfare. U.S. Navy Admiral and Eight Other Officers Indicted for ... https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-navy-admiral-and... 2021--Trial rescheduled for 2022/02 2017-Mar 14, 2017 · retired u.s. navy rear admiral bruce loveless and eight other high-ranking navy officers are charged in a federal indictment with accepting luxury travel, elaborate dinners and services of prostitutes from foreign defense contractor leonard francis, the former chief executive officer (ceo) of glenn defense marine asia (gdma), in exchange for … 2013-On 8 November 2013, the Navy temporarily relieved Loveless of his duties and suspended his security clearance in connection with an NCIS bribery investigation involving Singapore-based defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia. 2016: In 2016, it was reported that both Loveless and Branch were still functioning in their roles, yet were "barred from reading, seeing or hearing classified information since November 2013", due to the suspension tied to the investigation. 2016: Loveless retired in October 2016.(Wikipedia) Resources Heavy Justice dot gov Wikipedia-Loveless PIMPO Pimpo, David R. Rear Admiral. Former Commander of Naval Supply Systems Command. (A supply officer). Kraft and Pimpo received censures (San Diego Tribune-2015/01/15) MARINE UPPER LEADERS Colonels-Marines Background on Rank in Marines …[Marine] colonel is the most senior field-grade military officer rank, immediately above the rank of lieutenant colonel and just below the rank of brigadier general. It is equivalent to the naval rank of captain in the other uniformed services (from Wikipedia) DE GUZMAN De Guzman, Enrico [trial moved to Feb 2022] (one of GDMA Nine-all former 7th Fleet officials in federal indictment of March 2017) Pleads guilty “A retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel implicated in the so-called “Fat Leonard” scandal pleaded guilty Friday to accepting more than $67,000 in hotel stays, extravagant meals and other perks, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Southern California….Was indicted in 2017.” (see Navy Times-2021/09/07) He was a corrupt recruiter: “helping with “evaluating and indoctrinating potential new Navy members into Francis’s cabal,” (Oversight dot gov-2021/09/03) Resources Navy Times-2021/09/07 Oversight dot gov-2021/09/03 -------------- Background on Rank in Navy: Commanders and Captains Chain of Command: Captains-then Commanders-then Warrant officers in descending order These are Senior Officers just below Admirals; Commanders then Captains: Captains are in the slot below Rear Admirals and Commanders are below Captains See (https://www.military-ranks.org/navy) Captains DUSEK Dusek, Daniel. Captain. [Gilbeau] supplants Capt. Daniel Dusek, the former deputy director of operations for the Navy's 7th Fleet, as the highest-ranking officer to plead guilty. In March, Dusek was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution and a $70,000 fine. There is a photo of him on Washington Post with a caption that reads: U.S. Navy Capt. Daniel Dusek, center, walks through chief sideboys during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in 2012. Dusek handed over classified ship schedules and steered aircraft carriers to “fat revenue ports” controlled by Glenn Defense in return for prostitutes, alcohol and stays at luxury hotels (see Washington Post, 05/27/2016 below) National Interest dot org-2016/06/28 brief mention about Dusek being sentenced DOLAND Doland, James. (aka “JD”) Former Active Duty Navy Captain. HAAS Haas, David. Former Navy Captain, USNA graduate, USS Blue Ridge (See Military Corruption) LAUSMAN Lausman, David. (aka “Too Tall”) Retired Navy Captain. Indicted in 2017 on bribery and other charges “Lausman, who was captain of the fleet’s flagship and an aircraft carrier, faces charges of conspiracy, bribery, making false statements to NCIS investigators, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.” (from Daily Commercial-2021/03/24) HORNBECK Hornbeck, Donald. (aka “Bubbles”) Retired Captain. NEWLAND Newland, David. (aka “Newly”) Retired Captain. Navy Commanders ARUFFO Aruffo, Edmond. Lt. Commander - April 2009: Retired Lt. Cmdr. Edmond Aruffo takes a job as the country manager for GDMA operations in Japan (see San Diego Tribune 011/14/2015) AMUNDSON Amundson, Troy. Ex-Navy Commander. Sentenced in San DIego Oct. 2018. two and a half years in prison for his role in a wide-ranging bribery and fraud case involving a notorious one- time foreign defense contractor. (See 10 News-2018/10/19) DEBORD Debord, Gentry. Lt. Commander. Supply officer. 41-year-old convicted of taking bribes and using prostitutes. Debord pleaded guilty in October. He blamed his addiction to sex for agreeing to serve as a mole for Francis. He was sentenced to 30 months confinement. (See Washington Post 03/18/2017 below) Was based in Singapore at time of arrest. MALAKI Malaki, Todd. Lt. Commander. Supply officer Blue Ridge and John S. McCain, and logistics officer Military Sealift Command. Navy lieutenant commander who slipped Francis proprietary and confidential military documents in exchange for gifts. Pleaded guilty April 15, 2015. Sentenced to three years, four months in prison. (See San Diego Trib. key players photo gallery 11/14/2015 below) MISIEWICZ Misiewicz, Michael Vannak Khem. (See Military Corruption below) Former Navy Commander Resources Los Angeles Times-2016/04/29 PITTS Pitts, Bobby R. Commander, Supply Officer. Pitts was the Officer in Charge of the Navy’s Fleet Industrial Supply Command (FISC), which was charged with meeting the logistical needs of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet. Of Chesapeake, Virginia at time of arrest. “Pitts pleaded guilty in 2015 to charges that alleged he tried to obstruct a federal investigation while in charge of the Navy's Fleet Industrial Supply Command in Singapore.” (from CBS-2017/12/01) SANCHEZ Sanchez, Jose Luis. US Navy Commander. LCDR (see Military Corruption below). Pleaded guilty. At time of court sentencing in Jan. 2015, , is one of seven defendants charged – and the fifth to plead guilty. “In a criminal complaint filed in 2013, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jose Luis Sanchez was accused of accepting prostitutes, $100,000 cash and other bribes from Leonard Glenn Francis, the CEO of Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., or GDMA. Prosecutors said that in exchange, Sanchez passed on classified U.S. Navy information to the Malaysian contractor, whose company has serviced Navy ships in the Pacific for 25 years and is accused of overbilling the Pentagon by millions.” (from CBS-2016/04/29) Resources Time-2015/01/06 CBS-2016/04/29 DOJ-2015/01/06 SHEDD Shedd, Stephen F. Active Duty Commander. de Guzman, Enrico. (aka Rick) Retired Marine Colonel. Warrant Officers (are below Captains and Commanders are an officer class unto themselves “warrant officers”) GORSUCH Gorsuch, Robert Retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer, 7th Fleet’s Flag Administrator Officer Jan. 2005- Mar. 2008 Gorsuch is the first of the Seventh Fleet defendants to plead guilty More detailed summary of duties: In this role, he provided administrative support to the Seventh Fleet Commander, department heads, and other senior officers of the Seventh Fleet staff. Case Number: 17-CR-0623-JLS SUMMARY OF CHARGES “Bribery in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 201 Maximum Penalty: Fifteen years in prison, $250,000 fine Some details on what he did wrong: Sent Francis disks containing classified ship schedules for the Navy’s Seventh Fleet. An email to this effect on 2007/10/25 Hotels stayed at, via Francis’ expense: Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Altitude Shangri-La in Sydney, Australia. Ritz Carlton in Tokyo. $45,000 in bribes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis, who plied him with stays at luxurious hotels plus meals, entertainment and other gifts in exchange for official acts that would help Francis’ ship husbanding business, including the disclosure of multiple classified ship schedules. [Excerpted from Department of Justice and Corruption Buzz - news 2021/08/31] He and others are portrayed in the indictment as a tight group — calling themselves a “Band of Brothers” and “Cool Kids” — who enthusiastically worked on the side to help steer business to Francis, such as passing confidential information on ship schedules and visits, as well as bad-mouthing Francis’ competitors. [excerpted from Stars and Stripes through San Diego Union Tribune-2021/09/01] “Retired Chief Warrant Officer Robert Gorsuch also admitted Tuesday in court that he set up a secret email account to help the ship servicing business of Leonard Francis.” (from Military Times-2021/09/01) Gorsuch was the flag administration officer for the Yokosuka, Japan-based 7th commander and staff from January 2005 to March 2008. In 2007 and in 2008, he gave Francis classified ship schedules and planned movements of several ships, including amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA-1) and guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG-70) (from USNI- 2021/08/31) Resources DOJ-2021/08/31 Military Times-2021/09/01 San Diego Tribune-2021/09/01 (duplicated in Stars and Stripes) USNI-2021/08/31 Other Navy Naval Attache BROOKS Brooks, Michael George. From June 2006 to July 2008, Brooks served as the U.S. Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. (see Paul Davis 06/2016 below) Of Fairfax Station, Virginia at time of arrest. Intelligence BELIVEAU Beliveau II, John. Former special agent of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Pleaded guilty in December 2013 to bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery; sentenced in October 2016 to 12 years in prison. (See Military Corruption, Wikipedia below) He had recently been named NCIS Agent of the Year Resources 20 Committee Special Operations GALLAGHER Gallagher, Edward R. (“Eddie”) Navy Special Operations Chief Former Navy SEAL who has been charged with war crimes he allegedly committed in 2017, he was absolved of them except for posing with the ISIS corpse he had been accused of killing in cold blood Important input on past issues as a Navy Seals team 7 leader in Iraq: Video interviews with the SEALs he commanded, however, reveal disturbing and gruesome details of Gallagher’s alleged behavior, the Times reported Friday. Members of Gallagher’s platoon, SEAL Team 7, said he killed or aimed to kill innocent civilians and murdered the semi-conscious prisoner with whom he posed for pictures. Special Operator First Class Craig Miller broke down while describing what he witnessed, saying of Gallagher, “The guy is freaking evil.” At another point, Miller said his fellow platoon members invented tactics to try “to protect the civilian population from Eddie.” “You could tell he was perfectly OK with killing anybody,” Special Operator First Class Corey Scott said. Another member, Special Operator First Class Joshua Vriens, said Gallagher was “toxic.” Still another called him a “psychopath.” As a trained medic and sniper, Gallagher was initially seen as a mentor figure and something of a legend, the SEALs said in an accompanying New York Times documentary on Hulu. (see Huffpost-2019/12/29) A countering testimony indicates that Gallagher did not do it, but someone he worked closely with did: “Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Corey Scott — the SEAL who dropped a legal bombshell on two ongoing war crimes cases by confessing on the stand to asphyxiating an Islamic State prisoner of war — likely won’t face any punishment for the death, according to a copy of his immunity deal shared with Navy Times.” (Navy Times-2019/06/24) Resources Huffpost-2019/12/29 Military Corruption dot com-2019/07/07 Navy Times-2019/06/24 Navy Times-2019/11/26 Task & Purpose using San Diego Union Tribune-2019/08/6 San Diego Union Tribune-2019/08/06 HERRERA Herrera, Mario. (aka Choke or Choke OIC) LAYUG Layug: Daniel. (see Washington Post 01/21/2016) an enlisted sailor with a weakness for electronic bling, was an easy mark. Over a three-year period, he repeatedly downloaded classified documents and other sensitive information about Navy operations in Asia, and handed it over for a low, low price, according to federal court records. KAUR-RACHAEL Kaur-Rachael, Sharon Gursharan (usually seen as Sharon Gursharan Kaur). Starting in 2006, Sharon Gursharan Kaur, a Singapore national who worked for the Navy, leaked confidential contract information to Francis for about $100,000 in cash and luxury vacations in Bali and Dubai, according to the Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.Kaur has been charged with corruption and money-laundering offenses in Singapore. (See Washington Post-05/27/2016). SIMPKINS Simpkins, Paul. Civilian. (see Washington Post, 05/27/2016 below). Supervisory contract specialist for the Navy in Singapore. 02/28/2006 - Simpkins gets $50,000 in cash in an envelope at a hotel bar meeting with Francis (See San Diego Tribune 11/2015 below)Simpkins left the Singapore office that year to become a senior contracting executive for the Justice Department and later for the Defense Department. Prosecutors have accused him of maintaining a relationship with Francis while he worked in Washington (see Washington Post-05/27/2016 below) Other Possible Connections to Scandal Mullen, Mike. Admiral. photo: a photo shows Leonard with Admiral Mike Mullen. (See below Washington Post below, 05/27/2016 and Paul Davis on Crime, 05/28/2016) Admiral Michael Mullen retires after fours years of serving as the nation's highest-ranking military officer in both the Bush and Obama administrations, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, retired. New York Times: Admiral Michael Mullen Retires. By Vijai Singh (10/01/2011) https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000001084663/adm-michael-mullen- retires.html?action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=supplemental&module=undefined&content Placement=2&pgtype=collection Wikipedia: As Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mullen was the highest-ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces. He retired from the Navy after over 43 years of service. Mullen is now a Professor at Princeton University. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Mullen Donnelly, John J. “Many of crew are still talking about the great adventures they experienced,” then-Capt. John J. Donnelly, then 7th Fleet chief of staff, said in a March 10, 2000, letter. He lauded Francis’s “warm hospitality,” calling it “truly remarkable” and that it “will long be remembered by all of us.” Donnelly would become a three-star admiral and commander of all U.S. submarine forces. Now retired, Donnelly said he had no memory of ever meeting Francis and that the letter was “a pro forma thank you note” generated by his staff. “I probably signed hundreds of similar letters during my two years in that job,” he added. (see Washington Post-05/27/2016) Willard, Robert F. Vice Admiral. “Dear Leonard,” wrote then-Vice Adm. Robert F. Willard, then the 7th Fleet commander, on June 3, 2003. “Thank you for the top-notch hospitality. Your timely efforts and service will remain unparalleled.” Willard would become a four-star admiral and commander of all U.S. military forces in the Pacific. Now retired, he declined to comment. (See Washington Post-05/27/2016). Greenert, Jonathan. Vice Admiral. “Thank you for the superb services,” gushed then-Vice Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the next commander of the 7th Fleet, on March 9, 2006. “Over the years, the reputation of Glenn Marine remains exceptional. . . . Keep up the great work. I wish you and your staff the very best and continued success!” Greenert would become chief of naval operations, the top job in the Navy. He retired last year and declined to comment. (see Washington Post-05/27/2016). Locklear, Sam. Admiral. One brochure, published in 2008, shows Francis, smiling, in a collage of photos with Greenert and Willard and Adm. Sam Locklear, who later became commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific. (See Washington Post-05/27/2016). Roughead, Gary. A chief of naval operations. Declined to comment. Photo with Frances. (See Washington Post-05/27/2016). Glenn Marine (and one ship) Glenn Marine Defense Asia Francis, Leonard Glenn. CEO of an outfit called Glenn Defense Marine Asia. GDMA specialized in providing support services to ships of the Navy’s Seventh Fleet operating in the Pacific and Indian Ocean PETERSON Peterson, Neil. RAJA Raja, Linda. WISIDAGAMA Wisidagama, Alex. One of the executives from Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia who have pleaded guilty in the case is Alex Wisidagama who was sentenced in March to 63 months in prison and payment of $34.8 million in restitution to the Navy. Glenn Braveheart. (Not a Navy ship, but one belonging to Leonard Francis) - The Glenn Braveheart seen in Singapore in 2006. When in port, Francis would sometimes turn the Braveheart into a giant party boat, with prostitutes in the wardroom to entertain U.S. officers, according to court records and interviews. In another display of panache, he purchased an aging, decommissioned British warship, the RFA Sir Lancelot. He refurbished and renamed it the Glenn Braveheart.The vessel became the flagship of his fleet, and it would often deploy alongside the USS Blue Ridge, the 7th Fleet’s flagship. When in port, Francis would sometimes turn the Braveheart into a giant party boat, with prostitutes in the wardroom to entertain U.S. officers, according to court records and interviews.(photo with caption and article text - see Washington Post- 05/27/2016) Fat Leonard: Companies, Military Positions Cases (partial list) Brooks, Pitts, Debord: From Paul Davis on Crime (see 05/2016 below) Retired Navy Captain Michael Brooks, 57, of Fairfax Station, Virginia; Commander Bobby Pitts, 47, of Chesapeake, Virginia; and Lieutenant Commander Gentry Debord, 47, who is based in Singapore, were charged on May 25, 2016, in the Southern District of California Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy of the Southern District of California, Acting Director Dermot O’Reilly of the Department of Defense’s Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), Director Andrew Traver of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and Director Anita Bales of Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) made the announcement. Updates: 2022/01/23 Gorsuch-USNI-2021/08/31;
MilCrim-8d/Fat Leo Names-Detail
MILCRIM 8d FAT LEONARD NAMES - More Detail (see Fat Leo-8a/Names-Brief) o Head of Navy - Input on Case o Agencies - among those investigating o Upper Leaders Background on Upper Navy Military Ranks Background on Marine Colonel Rank Navy Admirals Marines Colonel o Commanders