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Offline Cincinnatus

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This does not appear to be connected to the earlier story about the Vice-Admiral (No. 2 US nuke commander suspended amid probe) but is a new scandal sui generis.

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SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Navy officials boarded the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard to relieve Capt. Daniel Dusek of his command Wednesday as an investigation into a bribery scandal involving prostitutes and luxury travel ensnared another high-ranking officer.

Expeditionary Strike Group Seven commander Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald cited a loss of confidence in Dusek’s ability to command in relieving him of his duties, Navy officials said. Dusek, who had not been charged with a crime, is under investigation by the Justice Department in the alleged bribery scandal, which broke last month and appears to be expanding, Navy officials said.

The investigation has focused on an alleged scheme to swap classified ship information for luxury travel and prostitutes, and has led to the arrests of a former commanding officer of the USS Mustin, an NCIS agent and the head of Singapore-based defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia, or GDMA, which has been providing support services for more than 25 years...

The scandal broke last month when the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Diego announced the arrest of Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, a captain-select who commanded Mustin and later served as deputy operations officer aboard the USS Blue Ridge for the Yokosuka-based U.S. 7th Fleet, as well as Naval Criminal Investigative Service supervisory agent John Bertrand Beliveau II and GDMA’s Leonard Glenn Francis.

Misiewicz stands accused in the official complaint of steering aircraft carriers USS George Washington, USS Blue Ridge and other ships to international ports with lax oversight, where GDMA would overcharge the Navy for millions of dollars in services. In return, GDMA allegedly offered concert tickets and prostitutes.

Beliveau is accused of accessing sensitive networks once an investigation was launched and illegally supplying Francis with sensitive information.


http://www.stripes.com/news/navy/2nd-high-ranking-navy-officer-relieved-of-duty-as-bribery-probe-expands-1.244597

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Re: 2nd high-ranking Navy officer relieved of duty as bribery probe expands
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 03:45:52 PM »
One expects better of our military leaders with these high ranks, but the same moral rot which permeates our culture infects them, too.

Actually, I think there is quite a bit of wife-swapping going on at officers parties.  I gather that they put all the car keys in a bowl and when the party is over your wife goes home with whoever's keys she pulls out.  Read a few articles in alternative media about it over the years.

Darned Internet!


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