A U.S. Navy Admiral and seven others have been charged with corruption in the “Fat Leonard” scandal which involved a raging multi-day party at the Shangri-La Hotel in Manila with a rotating carousel of prostitutes. Among those charged were Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, a senior Navy intelligence officer, as well as four retired Navy captains and a retired Marine colonel. The group allegedly drank the hotel’s entire supply of Dom Pérignon champagne. Historical memorabilia related to General Douglas MacArthur were used by the party participants in sexual acts.
Leonard Glenn “Fat Leonard” Francis, a Singapore-based defense contractor, sent bribes in the form of lavish gifts, prostitutes and luxury hotel stays. He has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Navy of tens of millions of dollars.
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