- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a Navy officer to 40 months in federal prison for providing ships and submarine schedules to a Malaysian contractor in exchange for cash and luxury hotel stays in Singapore, Hong Kong and the island of Tonga.

Lt. Cmdr. Todd Dale Malaki told Judge Janis L. Sammartino that he regretted his actions before he was sentenced Friday in San Diego.

Malaki is among eight defendants who have pleaded guilty to bribery charges including the case’s central figure, Singapore-based executive Leonard Francis.

Prosecutors say Francis bribed Navy officials with extravagant gifts to obtain information that helped his Glenn Defense Marine Asia bilk the Navy out of at least $20 million. Francis is awaiting sentencing.

Only one defendant is still fighting the charges.

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