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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Three admirals forced out because of links to bribery scandal

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)Three Navy admirals forced into retirement after being linked to a bribery scandal had enjoyed fancy dinners and cigars, sightseeing trips, shopping binges and high-value hotel accommodations from the key figure in the case: colorful Singaporean businessman Leonard Glenn Francis.

The censure letters meted out by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus were announced in February, along with the retirement of the three admirals: Vice Adm. Michael Miller, Rear Adm. Terry Kraft and Rear Adm. David Pimpo.

But the details behind what Mabus called “poor judgment and a failure of leadership” were not known until news stories were published this weekend based on redacted documents received through the Freedom of Information Act.

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