A contractor, who bribed US Navy officers with wild sex parties, has vanished from house arrest. Leonard Glenn Francis, who is also known as Fat Leonard, was due to be sentenced within weeks.
Reports claimed that he received classified military information and multiple defense contracts in return for wild sex parties he hosted for Navy bigwigs.
Francis Faces 25 Years In Prison
But, with an expected 25 years in prison awaiting him for masterminding the Navy's largest-ever corruption scandal, Francis has escaped house arrest, which he has been subject to since 2018, according to Daily Star.
Police Didn't Find Francis In His San Diego Home
On Sunday morning, police didn't find Francis in his home in San Diego. He was arrested in 2013 for giving navy officers expensive food, wild sex parties, rare cognac, and others in exchange for contracts.
Francis Pleaded Guilty To Bribing Navy Officials
Two years later he pleaded guilty to bribing navy officials as part of a massive fraud and bribery scheme involving his ship-servicing company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia, in Singapore, according to Sky News.
Francis Bribed Officers With Wild Sex Parties
Claims have also been made that he used to redirect military vessels to ports as those were lucrative for his company. Reports also claimed that the contractor overcharged the US military by more than $35m for services.
Francis owns Glenn Defense Marine Asia, a Singapore-based maritime ship servicing company that received many lucrative contracts from the American Navy during the 2000s.
The command ship USS Blue Ridge was his main focus of the sprawling corruption network. The Blue Ridge, which sailed around Asia, has been the headquarters for the American Navy's 7th Fleet.
"He can hook you so fast that you don't see it coming. At one time he had infiltrated the entire leadership line. The Soviets couldn't have penetrated us better than Leonard Francis," a retired Navy officer told the Washington Post in 2016.