Sun Bo, the man in charge of building China’s new aircraft carrier, was detained for corruption charges, according to a brief statement made by the National Supervisory Commission of China on Saturday. The move reflects President Xi Jinping’s pledge to crack down on corruption.
The “Fat Leonard” corruption investigation has grown over the past few years to involve 440 active-duty and retired US Navy personnel, including 60 current and former admirals, suspected of being connected to the Singapore-based maritime tycoon who defrauded the Navy of nearly US$ 35 million.
Two former executives of a foreign defense contractor weresentenced Friday for their part ina multi-million dollar bribery scandal that rocked the US Navy.
Germany postponed the sale of three submarines to Israel after authorities in Tel Aviv expanded their investigation into a series of multi-million dollar purchases of naval equipment that have become known as the “submarine affair,” The Times of Israel reported Tuesday.
French prosecutors are investigating whether DCNS, an industrial group that specializes in naval defence and energy, paid a bribe as part of a deal to sell five submarines worth US$7.5 billion to Brazil, Reuters reported Sunday.
U.S. Navy Admiral, Robert Gilbeau, was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 months in prison for lying to investigators about his dealings with a foreign defense contractor who is at the center of a major corruption scandal.
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