Navy captain sentenced to 46 months in bribery scandal

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SAN DIEGO - U.S. Navy Captain Daniel Dusek was sentenced to 46 months in prison on Friday for giving classified information to a foreign defense contractor in exchange for prostitutes, luxury travel, alcohol and other gifts.

Dusek pleaded guilty last January to conspiracy to commit bribery.  He admitted giving ship and submarine schedules to help Leonard Glenn Francis' company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., carry out a scheme in which the company overbilled the Navy by more than $34 million.

During the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino told Dusek, “It’s truly unimaginable to the court that someone in your position with the United States Navy would sell out based on what was provided to you – hotel rooms, entertainment and the services of prostitutes.” She said Dusek’s actions “potentially jeopardized national security.”

In addition to nearly four years behind bars,  Judge Sammartino also ordered Dusek to pay a $70,000 fine and $30,000 in restitution to the Navy.

He was ordered to report to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on June 15.

In addition to Dusek, nine others have been convicted in connection with the scheme. All but one have pleaded guilty.