United States Navy captain Daniel Dusek, the highest-ranking official charged in the big Navy bribery scandal, was sentenced to 46 months in prison in federal court yesterday (March 25). He was ordered to pay a $70,000 fine and $30,000 in restitution to the Navy.
In January, Dusek pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery. He admitted using his influence as deputy director of operations for the 7th Fleet to benefit Leonard Glenn Francis and his Singapore-based company. The company provided port services to military ships, and Dusek helped arrange to steer U.S. Navy ships to the company.
In return, Francis plied Dusek with meals, alcohol, entertainment, gifts, nights at posh hotels and the services of prostitutes.
At one point, Francis wrote, "[Dusek] is a golden asset to drive the big decks [aircraft carriers] into our fat revenue...ports." To date, ten individuals have been charged in connection with the scheme.