Defence contractor tentatively granted bail in US navy bribery case

SAN DIEGO (REUTERS) - A defence contractor accused of plying US Navy officials with cash, travel, concerts and prostitutes in a bid to win business for his firm was granted bail on Thursday by a federal magistrate who said her ruling pending a review by another judge.

US Magistrate Judge Janis Sammartino ordered Singapore-based defence contractor Leonard Glenn Francis released on bond but, at the request of prosecutors, agreed to a review by the judge presiding over the case.