Prosecutors say Leonard Francis bilked the navy out of at least US$35 million. File photo: Handout
Prosecutors say Leonard Francis bilked the navy out of at least US$35 million. File photo: Handout
Malaysia

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Who is Malaysia’s ‘Fat Leonard’ and how did the US navy bribery scandal convict escape?

  • Investigators say defence contractor Leonard Francis bilked the navy out of more than $35 million by buying off officers with sex parties and luxury gifts
  • He cut off his GPS monitoring ankle bracelet with heavy scissors and fled from his San Diego home, three weeks before his sentencing hearing

Prosecutors say Leonard Francis bilked the navy out of at least US$35 million. File photo: Handout
Prosecutors say Leonard Francis bilked the navy out of at least US$35 million. File photo: Handout
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