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...