United States: U.S. Navy investigator sentenced to 12 years in bribery case

Author(s): Eric Beech, Curtis Skinner | Date: October 14, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.reuters.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/qaD7r1 | Type: Text

A former Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agent was sentenced on Friday to 12 years in federal prison for leaking information to a defense contractor in exchange for cash, luxury travel and the services of prostitutes, the U.S. Justice Department said.
John Bertrand Beliveau, 47, of York, Pennsylvania, had pleaded guilty to helping Singapore-based contractor Leonard Francis, also known as “Fat Leonard,” perpetrate a fraud scheme on the U.S. Navy by providing information that allowed Francis to thwart a criminal fraud investigation of the company.
Jessica Carmichael, one of Beliveau’s attorneys, said Beliveau suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and while she was disappointed at prosecutors’ attempts to belittle his condition, she was happy with the ruling.

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