Navy commander, 2 others charged in bribery scheme
In this image provided by the U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael V. Misiewicz, then commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin, is greeted by a member of his family as the Mustin arrives in Sihanoukville, Cambodia on Dec. 3, 2010. Cmdr. Michael Misiewicz was arrested Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013 in Colorado and charged with conspiracy in a bribery scheme to reap millions of dollars in port contracts worldwide according to prosecutors. Documents filed in San Diego federal court contend that in 2011, Misiewicz while deputy operations officer for the commander of the 7th Fleet, provided Francis with confidential ship movements and helped arrange to have some 7th Fleet ships moved to certain Asian ports that were considered more lucrative and where the company faced less scrutiny for potential fraud. (AP Photo/US Navy , Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devon Dow)
Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:00 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Navy commander, a Naval criminal investigator and a defense contractor have been charged with conspiracy in a bribery scheme to gain millions in international port contracts, federal prosecutors said.
Leonard Francis was arrested this week in San Diego, Cmdr. Michael Misiewicz was arrested in Colorado, and NCIS Supervisory Special Agent John Beliveau II was arrested in Virginia, the U.S. attorney's office said in a statement Tuesday night. Each faces up to five years in prison if convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:00 am.