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Navy commander pleads guilty in 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal

Navy commander pleads guilty in 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal

A Navy commander who was one of the last holdouts fighting bribery charges in the “Fat Leonard” scandal has pleaded guilty, admitting to exchanging confidential military information for things such as prostitutes and lavish vacations.

Michael Misiewicz also was one of the highest-ranking officials to be implicated in the scandal. He pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court Thursday to conspiracy to commit bribery and bribery of a public official. He faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced April 29.

Misiewicz was the eighth person to plead guilty in the still-unfolding case, leaving one defendant -- Paul Simpkins, a former Department of Defense official who...

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