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Navy Commander Sentenced to 78 Months in Bribery Scandal

Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz
Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge has sentenced a U.S. Navy commander to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of a prostitute, theater tickets and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor who overbilled the maritime branch by more than $34 million.

Captain-select Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, 48, was sentenced in federal court Friday in San Diego on one count of conspiracy and one count of bribery.

His sentence is the longest one handed out so far in one of the worst bribery scandals to rock the Navy.

Misiewicz pleaded guilty to providing classified information to Leonard Glenn Francis, whose Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia, or GDMA, used it to beat out competitors and overbill the Navy by submitting fake tariffs and port fees.

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