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'Fat Leonard' Really Does Not Want to Return to US

Fugitive seeks asylum in Venezuela, according to anonymous law enforcement official

(Newser) - The fugitive defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard" who orchestrated a huge bribery scheme involving dozens of US Navy officials, has requested asylum in Venezuela, a law enforcement official said Monday, nearly a week after he was captured in the South American country. Leonard Glenn Francis slipped away from house...

'Fat Leonard' Recaptured Just Before He Made It to Russia

Military contractor traveled through Mexico, Cuba, was busted in Venezuela after fleeing California

(Newser) - Update: The escaped criminal known as Fat Leonard made it all the way from California to Venezuela, and would have continued on to Russia, before his capture Tuesday. Leonard Glenn Francis, the Malaysian military contractor who orchestrated the worst corruption scandal in Navy history, was awaiting sentencing for bribery and...

They Were the Navy 'Cool Kids.' Their Parties Were, Er, Unusual

Sordid details emerge in growing 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal

(Newser) - Officers in a burgeoning Navy bribery scandal called themselves the Lion King's Harem, the Wolfpack, the Cool Kids, and the Brotherhood. They scouted for others who might also accept sex, trips, and other lavish perks from a Malaysian defense contractor known as "Fat Leonard" in exchange for classified...

Commander Gave Up Navy Secrets for Gaga Tix
Commander Gave Up
Navy Secrets for Gaga Tix
say prosecutors

Commander Gave Up Navy Secrets for Gaga Tix

Federal case takes on Malaysia's 'Fat Leonard'

(Newser) - It has the makings of a Hollywood movie: secrets, bribes, and a Malaysian businessman dubbed "Fat Leonard." A Navy scandal involving prostitutes and Lady Gaga tickets continues to unfold, with the AP reporting it's not just a corruption case, but involves "serious national security breaches."...

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