January 27, 2022
A US Navy Commander has pleaded guilty to receiving $250,000 in cash and prostitution services from a foreign defence contractor in exchange for state secrets.
Information Commander Stephen Shedd provided to the firm helped it defraud the navy of $35bn (£26.1bn).
The plea is the latest in the ‘Fat Leonard’ case, considered one of the worst corruption scandals faced by the navy.
Dozens of officials have been ensnared.