The man who seduced the 7th Fleet

In perhaps the worst national-security breach of its kind to hit the Navy since the end of the Cold War, Leonard Glen Francis doled out sex and money to a shocking number of people in uniform who fed him classified material about U.S. warship and submarine movements. Some also leaked him confidential contracting information and even […]

U.S. Navy officer suspected of passing secrets to Taiwan, China

In this age of globalization, loyalty to which country can be a tricky thing. (Reuters)  A U.S. Navy flight officer with knowledge of sensitive American intelligence collection methods faces espionage charges over suspicions he passed secret information to Taiwan and possibly to China, U.S. officials said. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified the […]

U.S. military personnel have been convicted of $50 million worth of crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan

DICE Principles one, two and three: Do the right thing when no one is looking. Live with honor. Have integrity every day. Stealing secrets, stealing fuel, stealing money–it’s all the same and done in the same way through vulnerabilities, relationships, recruitments, wanting revenge, wanting to get rich quick instead of earning money honorably. U.S. military […]

Former FBI counterintelligence special agent sentenced to prison

Sacred Honor Lost: Special Agent Robert G. Lustyik Jr, a 24-year veteran of the FBI, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $70,000 for soliciting and accepting bribes. Using his position, he tried to derail an investigation into a company started by former soldiers suspected of paying kickbacks to win $54 million in […]

Army Contracting Official Charged in Pentagon Bribery Scheme

Manassas Man is a Retired Army Sergeant Major Working as a Civilian Contracting Official for the Army at the Pentagon (FBI) James Glenn Warner, 44, of Manassas, Virginia, was arrested today and charged with soliciting bribes from executives working for a private company on a contract that Warner managed out of the Pentagon. Dana J. […]

“Sacred Honor Lost” Recent Cases

Recent FBI cases security officers should know about: Embezzlement/Theft Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Former Employer of More Than $440,000  while working as the bookkeeper and accountant for Telsar Laboratories, Inc. (TLI), she fraudulently caused electronic deposits to be made to her own accounts and also caused fraudulent payments to be made to her by check out […]

Need to Know Recent Cases – 2 July

BRIBERY/KICKBACKS Prison Sentences and More Than $500,000 in Fines For Contractors Who Bribed the ‘Godfather’ of Camp Pendleton  The presidents of two government contracting companies, as well as the companies themselves, were sentenced today for bribing the so-called “Godfather” of Camp Pendleton in exchange for millions of dollars in construction and service contracts at Camp […]

Public Corruption Update

(FBI) The vast majority of public servants who work at the local, state, and federal levels of government are honest and dedicated folks who strive every day to do the right thing for their constituents, their communities, and their country. Unfortunately, there is a small subgroup of public servants who, whether elected, appointed, or contracted, […]

Recent Cases Security Officers Should Know About

Security officers have to be concerned with more than just someone spying. Outright espionage doesn’t happen every day, but cases of employee theft, embezzlement, cheating, stealing, taking bribes and kickbacks, scamming, export violations and more are taking place at work everyday.  Don’t believe it? Sign up for email updates from the FBI. Are these types of […]

Government People Behaving Badly

The Department of Defense has issued their “Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure,” in other words, epic Loss of Sacred Honor. It’s not just about DOD employees but covers cases from many different agencies — employees and contractors. The topics cover: Abuse of Position Bribery (18 U.S.C. § 201-Type Violations) Compensation for Representational Services from Non-Federal Sources […]