02 Dec '17, 6am

More bad news from @US7thFleet : @USNavy censures retired admiral for taking gifts from 'Fat Leonard'

More bad news from @US7thFleet : @USNavy censures retired admiral for taking gifts from 'Fat Leonard'

The Navy announced Wednesday that it has censured a retired admiral for personal misbehavior and accepting illicit gifts in the "Fat Leonard" corruption case. Kenneth Norton, who retired in December 2014, is the fourth admiral in the case to receive a letter of censure, or a formal rebuke. In a statement, the Navy said a review determined that Norton had "demonstrated exceedingly poor judgment and leadership" and had "brought ill-repute and disgrace upon the U.S. Navy." The Navy said Norton improperly accepted gifts from Glenn Defense Marine Asia, a Singapore-based contracting firm headed by Leonard Glenn Francis, known within maritime circles as "Fat Leonard" because of his 6-foot 3-inch, 350-pound frame. Francis has pleaded guilty in a long-running corruption investigation to bribing scores of Navy personnel and overcharging the Navy by more than $35 million to resupply ...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/navy/navy-censures-retired-a...

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