Navy reprimands Hawaii sailor for accepting contractor gifts

HONOLULU — The Navy is censuring a Pearl Harbor-based active duty captain for repeatedly and improperly accepting gifts from a Singapore-based defense contractor.

The reprimand is the latest development in a fraud and bribery scheme that cost the government about $35 million.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Navy Secretary Richard Spencer sent Capt. Charles A. Johnson a censure letter last month saying he accepted the gifts from Leonard Glenn Francis, also known as “Fat Leonard.”

More than two dozen people have been charged in related cases, including 21 current and former Navy officials.

The Navy says there’s a five-year statute of limitations for court-martial charges. It’s not considering such charges against Johnson, but is evaluating what further administrative action it will take.

Through Navy Region Hawaii, Johnson declined to comment to the Star-Advertiser.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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