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Ex-Navy officer faces bribery, fraud charges in ‘Fat Leonard’ scandal

  • COURTESY U.S. NAVY

    David W. Haas, 50, is the latest former or current Navy official with Hawaii ties to be ensnared in the wide-ranging “Fat Leonard” bribery and fraud scandal, which the Navy said cost taxpayers in excess of $34.8 million.

A retired Navy captain who lives in Kailua was indicted on federal charges Thursday that he received at least $145,000 in bribes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis, who plied him with expensive parties at luxury hotels, prostitutes, alcohol and food, the Justice Department said. Read more

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