- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Three current and former Navy officers have been charged in one of the worst bribery and fraud scandal to rock the Navy.

Federal prosecutors in San Diego said Friday the men are among 13 charged in connection with the scheme to provide classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, lavish trips and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor.

The expanding probe has indicted now-retired Captain Michael Brooks of Fairfax Station, Virginia; Lieutenant Commander Gentry Debord, who is based in Singapore; and Commander Bobby Pitts of Chesapeake, Virginia.

They’re accused of secretly working on behalf of Leonard Glenn Francis, whose Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia, or GDMA, supplied ships in the Pacific for more than 25 years. The contractor overbilled the Navy by more than $34 million.

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