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    Admiral’s Attorney David Benowitz said that US Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau will plead guilty of making a false statement to investigators during a probe into a major bribery case.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) US Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau will plead guilty of making a false statement to investigators during a probe into a major bribery case, Admiral’s Attorney David Benowitz said in a statement released on Thursday.

    "Rear Admiral Gilbeau did in fact make a false statement during the course of an important investigation," Benowitz said in a written statement to CNN. "In this unfortunate situation, he accepts responsibility for the decisions he made and for his conduct."

    The probe was related to the case of a foreign defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), which bribed officials in exchange for classified US Navy information.

    In March, US authorities sentenced former Singaporean GDMA executive Alex Wisidagama to 5.2 years in prison for a fraudulent scheme to over-bill the US Navy.

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