A former U.S. naval attache to the U.S. embassy in the Philippines has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for illicitly secured diplomatic clearances for a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for luxury watches and the services of prostitutes.
Retired Navy Capt. Michael Brooks was sentenced Friday in federal court in San Diego after pleading guilty to bribery charges last year in the Navy’s worst corruption scandal, which helped line the pockets of a Singapore-based businessman, Leonard Francis, nicknamed “Fat Leonard.”
U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino ordered Brooks, 59, of Fairfax Station, Virginia, to pay a $40,000 fine and $31,000 in restitution to the U.S. Navy.
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See Justice Dept. news release here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-us-naval-attach-and-military-advisor-us-ambassador-philippines-sentenced-taking-bribes