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Wed Dec 18, 2013, 10:37 AM

Navy investigator pleads guilty in bribery case


Navy investigator pleads guilty in bribery case
By Julie Watson
The Associated Press
December 18, 2013


A senior U.S. Navy criminal investigator pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery charges stemming from a multimillion-dollar fraud probe targeting an Asian defense contractor.

The conviction of Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent John Beliveau II is a first for federal prosecutors in the massive scandal that has ensnared six Navy officials so far and could lead to an expansion of the investigation if Beliveau cooperates with authorities as part of his plea agreement.

In federal court Tuesday in San Diego, Beliveau acknowledged keeping Malaysian contractor Leonard Glenn Francis abreast of the yearslong fraud investigation that NCIS agents were conducting on Francis' company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., or GDMA.

In exchange, Francis paid for plane tickets, hotels and prostitutes for Beliveau, according to the plea agreement. Francis has pleaded not guilty in the case that alleges GDMA overbilled the Navy by at least $20 million for port services. GDMA has provided fuel, food and supplies for Navy ships for 25 years.

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Fri Dec 20, 2013, 02:15 PM

1. And the house of cards begins to fall....

I'll sing for my supper, says Beliveau, as he claims that the devil made him do it and shoves his co-conspirators under the bus!

I'll bet a LOT of people are shitting bricks right now.

Beliveau, who faces a maximum sentence of 20 years, said he is sorry for what he's done.
"I'm here to do the right thing, and that's what I did today," Beliveau, 44, said after the hearing in federal court in San Diego.
His attorney, Gretchen von Helms, declined to say whether her client would now assist the investigation, saying only he is "ready to prove he is honorable."
"This was a mistake generated by Mr. Francis, who knows of a man's weakness and exploited that," she said.

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