Another US Navy officer suspended in widening corruption probe

The US Navy said on Thursday it has suspended the deputy commander of a unit responsible for port and harbor security as a result of allegations in connection with a widening corruption probe involving Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine (Asia).

The Navy said Captain David Haas had been suspended as deputy commander of Coastal Riverine Group 1 in San Diego and temporarily reassigned to an expeditionary training staff.

He is the sixth Navy official touched by allegations in a widening probe of Glenn Defense Marine (Asia). The firm’s chairman, Leonard Glenn Francis, is accused of plying Navy officers with cash, luxury tickets and prostitutes in a bid to win business for his firm.

Voice of Russia, Reuters