A former government contracts manager at Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine, whose chief executive officer is accused of bribing a U.S. Navy commander with cash and prostitutes, will plead guilty, according to a court filing and a federal prosecutor.
Alex Wisidagama, the company’s ex-general manager of government contracts, initially pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to overcharge the Navy for servicing ships and submarines. He will change his plea on March 18, Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Huie in San Diego said by phone today (Mar. 14, 2014). A change of plea hearing is scheduled for that afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jan Adler, according to a court filing.
A U.S. Navy commander, a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent and the head of Glenn Defense Marine, which has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in goods and services for American ships in at least a dozen countries in Asia, have been charged by federal prosecutors with taking part in a bribery-kickback scheme involving prostitutes.
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