U.S. Navy Admiral Pleads Guilty to Lying in Bribery Probe

From U.S. News & World Report

A Navy admiral on Thursday pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating a $34 million fraud scheme involving a Malaysian contractor known as "Fat Leonard" — becoming the highest-ranking military official to be taken down in the wide-spanning scandal.

It is extremely rare for an admiral to even face criminal proceedings.

Rear Adm. Robert Gilbeau, 55, is believed to be the first active-duty Naval flag officer to be charged in federal court.

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