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🚨📌Fat Leonard testified for the first time, and the trans was released on 9/1.

Since the arrest of “Fat Leonard” federal prosecutors in San Diego have methodically filed charges or secured indictments against 32 defendants, including 27 Navy officials, for their roles
accepting bribes from Francis, owner of the ship servicing firm Glenn Defense Marine Asia. Hundreds more Navy personnel who had interactions with Francis or his company have had their cases reviewed internally by the Navy, with several facing court martial.
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in a deposition taken for a court martial case for Cmdr. David Morales, an active duty fighter pilot charged with conspiracy and bribery.
Francis testified at length and in detail about his interactions with Morales, the defense lawyer who questioned him asked for a mistrial at
the court martial because he said Francis committed perjury. The judge hearing the case did not agree, but he acquitted Morales of the most serious charges against him, which relied in part on Francis’s version of events.
📌Pretty sure this will effect Leonard’s plea deal🤔
A lawyer defending a Navy officer now under indictment for accepting bribes from Francis, attended and said later that the depo could put Francis’s credibility as a witness in play in future cases. “It was clear to everyone in the courtroom the judge had serious questions about
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Leonard Francis’s credibility as a witness,” said Joseph Mancano, a lawyer representing retired Capt. David Newland, facing charges of conspiracy and bribery.

As part of a plea agreement Francis entered into in January 2015, he agreed to forfeit $35 million to the government.
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Francis has paid only $5 million of the amount, and did so in the first 90 days after he pleaded guilty. There’s no indication of when the rest will be paid.
🚨Hear this Manafort? Purgatory awaits
For all his time in custody and the years since he pleaded guilty, Francis has
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yet to be sentenced for his crimes. Cooperating witnesses in multiple-defendant cases are not sentenced until all the cases against other defendants are finished.
🤣 Pauley Walnuts better be patient!
So far the 21 people who have admitted guilt did so by plea bargains.
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Ah, but there's more!
A retired U.S. Navy captain in Hawaii has been indicted on federal charges of receiving at least $145,000 in bribes. Haas used his influence to steer ships to ports controlled by Francis' company. In return, Francis paid for expensive dinners, prostitutes
and alcohol for Haas and others on different occasions in 2011 and 2012.
Haas is now a FEMA coordinating officer in Hawaii.
New info H/T @modernhomesla
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