Three arrested in international Navy bribery scheme
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Navy contractor for a Singapore-based firm, a commander and a Navy criminal investigator were arrested and charged with conspiracy in a bribery scheme to reap millions of dollars in port contracts worldwide, federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday.
Leonard Francis was arrested on Monday in San Diego, Commander Michael Misiewicz was arrested in Colorado, and NCIS Supervisory Special Agent John Beliveau II was arrested in Virginia, the U.S. attorney's office said in a statement. Each faces up to five years in prison if convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery.
An email seeking comment from an NCIS spokesman wasn't immediately returned till Tuesday evening.
Francis, a Malaysian national who lives in Singapore, is the president and CEO of Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., which has had "husbanding" contracts for Navy ships at ports worldwide for 25 years.