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Criminal Investigation | Aug. 31, 2021

Chief Warrant Officer Pleads Guilty in International Navy Bribery and Fraud Scandal


Retired Chief Warrant Officer Robert Gorsuch admitted in federal court today that he received more than $45,000 in bribes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis, who plied him with stays at luxurious hotels plus meals, entertainment and other gifts in exchange for official acts that would help Francis’ ship husbanding business, including the disclosure of multiple classified ship schedules.