Lowball Contract Bid Under Scrutiny In Navy Bribe Scandal

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 8:01 PM EST) -- With the U.S. Navy mired in a bribery scandal involving a contractor who allegedly paid for preferential treatment with cash, prostitutes and Lady Gaga tickets, observers are questioning if Navy contracting officials missed early warning signs of misconduct when the contractor used low-priced bids to get a foot in the door.

Leonard Glenn Francis, the Malaysian businessman known as “Fat Leonard” among Navy officers implicated in the scheme, has been accused of bribing officials to look the other way while he overbilled the government for tens...
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