U.S. Navy commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz of San Diego was sentenced to six and a half years in prison today (April 29) for giving classified ship schedules to a foreign contractor in exchange for cash, gifts, travel expenses, entertainment, and the services of prostitutes.
His 78-month sentence is the longest in the ongoing international bribery case.
From January 2011 to September 2013, Misiewicz provided classified U.S. Navy ship schedules and other critical Navy information to Leonard Glenn Francis, owner of Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia. That company provided services such as tugboats, fuel, and trash removal services to United States Navy ships and submarines, and it took advantage of the information provided by Misiewicz and his conspirators.
Ten individuals have now been charged in connection with the scheme, and nine, including Misiewicz, have pleaded guilty.
In March, captain Daniel Dusek, the highest-ranking official charged in the Navy scandal, was sentenced to 46 months in prison.
Over two years ago, Alex Wisidagama, a former executive of Glenn Defense Marine Asia, confessed to the scheme and pleaded guilty.