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Navy officer admits taking bribes; eighth defendant to plead guilty
Navy officer admits taking bribes; eighth defendant to plead guilty

A Navy officer Wednesday admitted taking bribes to leak classified information -- the eighth defendant to plead guilty in a scandal involving ships in the Asia-Pacific region. Lt. Cmdr. Todd Dale Malaki admitted that he was given cash, hotel accommodations and the services of a prostitute in exchange for providing information about the movements of ships to the owner of a Singapore-based firm that provided in-port services. Malaki, 44, of San Diego, faces a possible five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when sentenced in San Diego federal court July 6. The figure at the center of the scandal, Leonard Glenn Francis, has pleaded guilty to bribing Navy officers and civilians with cash,...

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