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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