19 Mar '17, 10pm

.@USNavy officers convicted of corruption in 'Fat Leonard' scandal haven't lost their pensions:

.@USNavy officers convicted of corruption in 'Fat Leonard' scandal haven't lost their pensions:

Robert Gilbeau is in a heap of legal trouble. In June, he became the first active-duty Navy admiral in modern history to be convicted of a felony. Next month, he faces sentencing and could land in federal prison for up to five years. Yet the disgraced 56-year-old officer can count on one thing: a military pension that pays him about $10,000 a month. He collected his first check last fall. Gilbeau is one of seven current or former Navy officers who have pleaded guilty in an epic corruption and bribery scandal but are still eligible for generous retirement benefits, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers. The Navy has yet to make a final determination on how much the other convicted officers will receive. How the Navy decides to act could have repercussions for dozens of others who remain under investigation for their entanglements with Leonard Glenn Francis, a Singapore-based defense c...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/navy-officers-convicted-of...

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