The Continuing Saga of Fat Leonard

| August 29, 2023

Leonard Glenn “Fat Leonard” Francis

Fat Leonard is the mastermind behind a sprawling corruption and bribery scheme orchestrated through his Singapore-based company providing services the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet.

In a quid pro quo scheme he grossly overcharged the Navy to the tune of $35M while plying senior service members with cash, gourmet meals, cigars, liquor and prostitutes in luxury hotels.

He was arrested in 2013 and pled guilty to offering bribes to Navy officials to funnel overpriced service contracts to his shipyards.

Dozens of senior Navy members were implicated. Leave it to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to overreach.

Former convicted Navy officers have alleged government misconduct in the ‘Fat Leonard’ case. Now, a deal.

Four defendants who have been challenging their jury convictions are set to plead guilty to misdemeanors in the case, ending months of post-trial wrangling over claims of prosecutorial misconduct

Four former Navy officers who have been aggressively challenging their convictions in the notorious “Fat Leonard” Navy bribery case have reached a deal with prosecutors and are prepared to plead guilty to misdemeanors, marking yet another wild turn in the legal saga.

Rather than continue to argue motions that allege prosecutorial misconduct in the government’s handling of the case, a date has been set for Sept. 6 for the four defendants to completely resolve the case, according to a docket entry filed Friday in San Diego federal court.

The plea deals would put an end to the post-trial legal challenges that have embroiled the U.S. Attorney’s Office since the men were convicted by a jury last summer.

Former Capts. David Newland, James Dolan and David Lausman and former Cmdr. Mario Herrera have been fighting their convictions on multiple felony charges — conspiracy to commit bribery, receiving bribes, and conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud — stemming from their involvement with military contractor Leonard Glenn Francis and his company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia, or GDMA. Lausman was also convicted of obstruction of justice for destroying a computer hard drive.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is now expected to move to withdraw those convictions and file new misdemeanor charges.

San Diego Union Tribune

I admit I’ve been enjoying the Fat Leonard story a bit too much- from the slow-motion train wreck of the initial investigations, the huge embarrassment to senior military, to Fat Leonard fleeing house arrest with a caravan of rental trucks, and now alleged prosecutorial malfeasance. The hits just keep on rollin’.

There’s only one reason a Fed prosecutor re-files a downgrade in charges. As for Fat Leonard, last I heard he was still in Venezuela awaiting extradition. I don’t think the Feds really want him back.

Category: Crime, Dick Stepping, Navy

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

I’m surprised the Feds don’t try to “drone” Fat Leonard.

Prosecutorial misconduct??? We see that everyday in the case of DJT. Can you really trust Jack “8-0” Smith? He’s just a useful idiot that the Dems will throw to the wolves when they are done with him. He’s an dumb fuck like the rest that think they’re “getting in good” with their DC masters. But we’re supposed to have faith in the process…

A Proud Infidel®️™️

I’m surprised he hasn’t “died in an accident” like those known to have dirt on the Clintons.


10% to the big guy solves all problems.


The Hunter treatment.

“Four former Navy officers who have been aggressively challenging their convictions in the notorious “Fat Leonard” Navy bribery case have reached a deal with prosecutors and are prepared to plead guilty to misdemeanors, marking yet another wild turn in the legal saga.”




It’s almost as if the prosecutors in this case purposely fornicated Fido so it wouldn’t go to trial and would be thrown out. After all, we have cases of graft/kickback/nefarious activities going unpunished at the highest levels of grubermint…one case even includes the destruction of hard drives/emails/phones. Hey this all happened a good while back. At this point, what difference does it make. Where have we heard that before?


The truth is this case isn’t unusual at all. The only thing unusual about it was that it was prosecuted at all. If the actual billions in corruption that passes through the .gov were prosecuted than there would be nobody left to collect taxes or run the government. They would all be in prison.


You say that like it’s a bad thing.

Green Thumb

I thought he was holed up at All-Points Logistics.

Guess I am behind the times.


HRC is a big property owner investor in/off shore Venezuela oil. Heard it on the grapevine.


Or through the pipeline?


Welp, speaking on unrelated legal matters, one didn’t need to be Nostradamus to predict this. The DOJ says it won’t honor congressional subpoenas of any fan belt inspectors or lawers because of the “ongoing investigation” of Hunter Biden. I predict that investigation will be “ongoing” for the next sixteen months.