Feds: Naval officer had friends with benefits

Cmdr. Michael V Misiewicz / US Navy

ABC News: In two stunning bribery cases, a high-ranking Navy officer and an NCIS special agent were arrested separately this week for allegedly trading confidential information to a foreign defense contractor in exchange for luxury travel, prostitutes and, in one case, tickets to a Lady Gaga concert, among other things.

According to court documents, both cases stemmed from the military’s investigation into allegations of fraud and bribery by a Malaysian citizen, Leonard Francis, and his company, a Singapore-based defense contractor called Glenn Defense Marine (Asia) (GDMA). GDMA does millions of dollars of “husbandry” business with the U.S. Navy, providing port-based services like tugboats, fuel and other provisions in foreign ports.

As the investigation progressed, it would go on to net two of the U.S. military’s own, including an agent for another military service investigating the same company, through colorful and allegedly damning emails.

‘Big Bro,’ The Contractor

Before his current posting at U.S. Northern Command in Peterson Air Force Base, Commander and Captain-Select Michael Misiewicz was the commanding officer of the Destroyer-class USS Mustin. In that role, he had
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