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    The US Department of Justice said that the US authorities have sentenced Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau to a year and a half in prison because he lied to investigators about his relations with a foreign defense contractor involved in a fraud scheme.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US authorities have sentenced Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau to a year and a half in prison because he lied to investigators about his relations with a foreign defense contractor involved in a fraud scheme, the US Department of Justice said in a press release on Wednesday.

    "US Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for lying to investigators to conceal his illicit 20-year relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis, the owner of Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), the foreign defense contractor at the center of a major bribery and fraud scandal," the release stated.

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