Tag: United States Navy

Navy Officer Admits He Took Bribes

SAN DIEGO (CN) – A Navy commander on Tuesday pleaded guilty to bribery, including accepting prostitutes and cash to give a defense contractor classified ship schedules and other internal Navy information. Commander Jose Luis Sanchez, 42, is the fifth of seven defendants to plead guilty in the scheme […]

Another Guilty Plea in Navy Corruption Ring

SAN DIEGO (CN) – A retired Navy lieutenant commander pleaded guilty to federal charges of overcharging the Navy for port services for U.S. ships and using some of the money “to treat Navy officials to lavish dinners, cocktails and entertainment,” federal prosecutors said. Edmond A. Aruffo, 45, who […]

Navy Sailor Admits He Led a Hacking Group

By DAVID LEE (CN) – A former systems administrator in the nuclear reactor department of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman has admitted leading hacking into more than 50 military, university and business computer systems to steal the identities of thousands of people. Former U.S. Navy enlistee […]

Navy’s second-in-command investigated in corruption scandal forced to resign

Published time: January 15, 2014 22:25                                                                             Robert Martinage (Navy) The US Navy has forced the second-highest ranked civilian official to resign as a result of a growing investigation into an alleged contracting conspiracy, which revealed sexual misconduct with a subordinate officer. Robert C. Martinage, who was acting […]

Feds: Navy Secrets Bought With Hookers, Gaga Tix

SAN DIEGO November 4, 2013 (AP) By JULIE WATSON Associated Press Nicknamed “Fat Leonard,” the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific, where his company has serviced warships for 25 years. But prosecutors in court papers say Leonard Francis worked his connections […]

Aircraft carrier sold for 1 cent

  Wednesday, 23 October 2013 Here’s a penny for your thoughts: One red cent could’ve landed you the Navy’s first supercarrier, the decommissioned Forrestal. The U.S. Navy sold the 1,067-foot behemoth to a Texas company, All Star Metals, to be dismantled, scrapped and recycled, Navy officials announced. It’s […]