Agent to plead guilty in Navy bribery scandal, attorney says

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SAN DIEGO — A senior Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent will plead guilty in a bribery scandal involving lucrative contracts to service ships in the Asia-Pacific region, his attorney said Thursday.

navy-corruptionAttorney Jan Ronis told reporters that John Bertrand Beliveau II, 44, will plead guilty next week in federal court.

Beliveau is charged with leaking confidential documents to Leonard Glenn Francis, a Singapore-based businessman, about an investigation involving Francis that began in 2010, and then tutoring him on how to avoid giving incriminating statements.

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