Navy admiral pleads guilty to lying in bribery probe

RETRANSMITTED WITH UPDATED CAPTION INFORMATION- Rear Adm. Robert Gilbeau enters the federal courthouse in San Diego on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Gilbeau pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to federal authorities investigating a $34 million fraud scheme involving a Malaysian contractor known as “Fat Leonard.” (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy admiral on Thursday pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating a $34 million fraud scheme involving a Malaysian contractor known as “Fat Leonard” — becoming the highest-ranking military official to be taken down in the wide-spanning scandal.

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