Retired United States Navy Rear Admiral Bruce Loveless and eight other naval officers were charged today (March 14) in the scandal involving Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia.
The Navy brass received sex parties with prostitutes, along with luxury meals and travel, in exchange for providing critical secret information to the company, which profited from knowing the movements of Navy ships.
The other defendants include Captain David Newland, chief of staff to the Commander of the Seventh Fleet; Colonel Enrico DeGuzman, assistant chief of staff for operations of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific; Captain James Dolan; Captain Donald Hornbeck; Captain David Lausman; Lt. Commander Stephen Shedd; Commander Mario Herrera; and Chief Warrant Officer Robert Gorsuch.
All were charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud. Nine, including Loveless, were charged with bribery. The officers were arrested early Tuesday morning in California, Texas, Florida, Colorado, and Virginia. The officers will face federal charges in San Diego.
Including these defendants, 25 individuals have been charged in the alleged corruption.