California navy commander pleads guilty in corruption scandal

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Posted: Jan 06, 2015 7:16 PM

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy commander pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bribery charges in connection with a wide-ranging corruption investigation of a Singapore-based defense contractor.

Jose Luis Sanchez, 42, was accused of accepting cash and the services of prostitutes from the maritime services firm Glenn Defense Marine Asia, led by Malaysian businessman Leonard Glenn Francis.

(Reporting by Marty Graham in San Diego; Editing by Sharon Bernstein and Sandra Maler)