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Criminal Investigation | Feb. 2, 2022

Former U.S. Navy Captain Pleads Guilty as the Seventh Fleet Navy Bribery Trial Approaches


Former U.S. Navy Captain Donald Hornbeck pleaded guilty in federal court today to bribery charges, admitting that while he directed the operations of all combatant ships in the Seventh Fleet, he accepted at least $67,830 in extravagant dinners, hotels, parties and prostitutes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis in exchange for breaching his official duty to the U.S. Navy.