Daily Archives: November 7, 2013

3rd Navy officer charged in bribery scandal

3rd Navy officer charged in bribery scandal


SAN DIEGO — A complaint unsealed Wednesday charges a third senior U.S. Navy official with accepting prostitutes, luxury travel and $100,000 cash from a foreign defense contractor in exchange for classified and internal Navy information.


Navy Cmdr. Jose Luis Sanchez, 41, was arrested in Tampa this morning and made his initial appearance in federal court in Florida this afternoon. Federal authorities will seek to have Sanchez extradited to San Diego to face charges.

Also named in the complaint is Leonard Glenn Francis, 49, of Malaysia — the CEO of Glenn Defense Marine Asia — who was arrested Sept. 16 in San Diego.

Two other senior Navy officials — Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz and Naval Criminal Investigative Service Supervisory Special Agent John Bertrand Beliveau II — are charged separately in connection with bribery allegations.

“According to the allegations in this case, a number of officials were willing to sacrifice…

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Fireball lights up San Diego sky

Fireball lights up San Diego sky


[trib_ndn vid=25333339]SAN DIEGO – A streak of light crossed the San Diego sky Wednesday night leaving thousands of people questioning what it was.

The flash of light crossed the sky for about 2 seconds around 8 p.m.

The flashes and bright lights that were reported across Central and Southern California on Wednesday night likely were long-lasting meteor streams known as the South Taurids, according to the National Weather Service.

The Taurids are known for having exceptionally bright meteors.

On Wednesday night, people used Twitter and Facebook to describe what resembled a meteor shower, bright lights or fireballs in the sky.

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‘Cool Runnings’ Olympians ‘flattered’ by blackface costumes

‘Cool Runnings’ Olympians ‘flattered’ by blackface costumes


[trib_ndn vid=25333451]SAN DIEGO – An original member of the Jamaican bobsleigh Olympic team spoke out Wednesday about the controversial blackface costumes worn by Serra High School employees.

Head football coach Brian Basteyns, Assistant Coach Harold Seeley and a teacher recently dressed as members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team depicted in the movie “Cool Runnings.”

After civil rights groups spoke out against the costumes, the San Diego Unified School District suspended the three employees for two days without pay.

On Wednesday, one of the men who inspired the costumes spoke to Fox 5 about the controversy. Devon Harris was part of the original Jamaican bobsleigh team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics. The team inspired “Cool Runnings.”

“We’re flattered. We’re not offended,” said Harris, quoting former teammate Chris Stokes. Harris, Stokes and another former teammate spoke about the controversy recently.

Coaches Under Fire After Wearing Blackface CostumesHarris said after speaking with the other men he decided…

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Amber Alert suspect arrested, infant found safe

Amber Alert suspect arrested, infant found safe


[trib_ndn vid=25333320]SAN DIEGO — A man who allegedly abducted his month-old son from Sunnyvale and may have traveled into the San Diego area was arrested Wednesday in Mexico and the child was recovered safe.

The suspect’s cell phone was “pinged” on Interstate 805 between Balboa Avenue and state Route 163 at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Catano.

Mesut Guler, 22, allegedly took infant Henry Guler-Romero from Sunnyvale around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Guler reportedly got into an argument with the baby’s mother about taking the child out of state. Authorities were concerned because he reportedly made threats to hurt himself and the child.

Authorities said he was driving a tan 2004 G-M-C Envoy with a large American eagle on the rear window and a license plate of 6HIL892.

CHP public affairs officer Mary Bailey confirmed that Guler was stopped at a checkpoint in Mexico, where authorities…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 7, 2013

All over San Diego County several events honoring veteran’s today, 4-days before Veterans Day.

At 9:00 AM Chula Vista High School students are holding “Take a Veteran to School Day”. Students are bringing veterans and active duty service members to school and will have an assemble honoring them at 11:30 this afternoon.

Today is the 238th birthday of the Marine Corps and leathernecks at Camp Pendleton are celebrating at zero nine thirty.

At 11:00 this morning on campus at the University of California San Diego the new Student Veterans Resource Center is being dedicated. UCSD says it has 251 students that are veterans.

And at noon at California State University San Marcos they are celebrating Veterans Day to honor its 1100 students who have served.

This afternoon at 1:30 in Chula Vista’s courthouse Elysia Roiz will be sentenced for trying to rob a bank then running away to Mexico.

And in Vista’s courthouse also at 1:30 Agustin Garcia Morales will be arraigned. He’s accused of being a drunk while driving and running over and killing a 3-year-old boy.

And finally tonight at 6:30 in Cathedral Catholic High School’s gym, San Diego Police are giving a seminar on teen sexting.

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