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US Navy admiral admits he lied in massive bribery scandal

The Pentagon in Washington, DC, has been in the spotlight after Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau pleaded guilty to lying about his relationship with a Singapore-based defense contractor at the center of a massive bribery scandal that has tarnished top naval officersA US admiral pleaded guilty Thursday to lying about his relationship with a Singapore-based defense contractor at the center of a massive bribery scandal that has tarnished top naval officers. Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau — the highest-ranking Navy officer charged in the ongoing probe — admitted before a federal judge in San Diego that he had lied when he told investigators that he had never received gifts from Leonard Francis, owner of Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA). Few admirals in the history of the US Navy have ever been convicted of a felony charge.

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