Former US Navy Captain Pleads Guilty to Accepting Nearly $68,000 in Bribes

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A former U.S. Navy captain on Wednesday pleaded guilty to bribery for accepting nearly $68,000 from a foreign defense contractor. Donald Hornbeck, 61, admitted in San Diego federal court to receiving at least $67,830 in bribes in extravagant dinners, hotels, parties, and prostitutes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis, while he directed the operations of combatant ships in the Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific. According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he acc...
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