'Fat Leonard' To Be Held Without Bail In Navy Brass Bribe Plot

Law360, Los Angeles (November 26, 2013, 4:20 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday reversed course and ordered that Leonard Glenn Francis, the Malaysian businessman accused of bribing U.S. Navy officials in a scheme to overbill the government for tens of millions, be held without bond.

U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino granted federal prosecutors’ appeal to reverse an earlier decision granting $1 million bail to contractor Leonard Glenn Francis, according to court records.

The U.S. last week argued in its appeal over Glenn’s bond that the businessman had no strong ties to San...
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