Highest-ranking Navy officer yet facing prison time in sex-for-secrets scandal

USS Bonhomme Richard

This is just sad to see. I grew up on Navy bases.

Military contracting is a big part of the crony game. Usually it’s a little more reined in than this however.

(From The Washington Post)

Dusek is one of 10 defendants charged so far in the case, perhaps the biggest corruption scandal in the Navy’s history. Two sailors have already received prison terms, while two other Navy officers and a senior agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

In a statement filed in federal court this week, Dusek admitted to “succumbing to the temptations before me” by giving classified information to Glenn Defense Marine Asia, a Singapore-based contractor, as part of a scheme to fleece the Navy of tens of millions of dollars. “I have disgraced myself and the Navy that I love and now end my naval career in utter humiliation,” Dusek wrote.

But Dusek also hinted that even higher-ranking officers were on the take, and that the relationship between the contractor and Navy brass was even more sordid than previously known.

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