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Former US Navy captain sentenced in massive bribery scandal


SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. Navy captain who was caught up in a massive contracting scandal has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for taking nearly $91,000 in bribes.

Retired Capt. David Haas was sentenced Thursday in San Diego.

Prosecutors say he was among dozens of Navy officials who helped obtain contracts for a man known as “Fat Leonard” Francis.

Francis owned a Singapore company that supplied food, water and fuel to vessels for decades.

He has acknowledged overbilling the Navy by $35 million with the help of officers whom he plied with prostitutes, meals and other bribes.

More than 30 people have been convicted or pleaded guilty in the case.

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