Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has suspended Vice Admiral Ted Branch and Rear Admiral Bruce Loveless, in connection with an NCIS investigation into a bribery scandal.
For two months, several superior officers and an NCIS agent were arrested for having sold military secrets to Leonard Glenn Francis, director of the Malaysian-based Glenn Defense Marine company. The investigation revealed that the two admirals had accepted sexual favors from prostitutes and cash.
Vice Admiral Ted Branch (shown here on an old photograph) is Director of Navy Intelligence. Rear Admiral Bruce F. Loveless is Director of Naval Intelligence Operations.
Glenn is a service company which, for a quarter of a century, has dealt with the maintenance of U.S. Navy ships in Asia. In 2011, it won a Pentagon contract worth 200 million dollars.
Leonard Glenn Francis collected all information on US war ship movements and the whereabouts of high officials. For the time being, we don’t know the identity of who gave the orders and those who benefited from the collected information.