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    The US Department of Justice said that Retired US Navy Capt. Michael Brooks was sentenced to 41 months in prison for taking bribes, the latest sentence in an ongoing corruption scandal involving the service and a private contractor.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Retired US Navy Capt. Michael Brooks was sentenced to 41 months in prison for taking bribes, the latest sentence in an ongoing corruption scandal involving the service and a private contractor, the US Department of Justice said in a press release on Friday.

    "[Brooks] was sentenced in federal court today to 41 months in prison for his role in a massive bribery and fraud scheme involving foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis and his firm, Singapore-based, Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA)," the release stated.

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