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Navy Commander Arrested on Bribery in Tampa

Navy Commander Arrested on Bribery in Tampa

TAMPA (970 WFLA) -- A U-S Navy commander arrested in Tampa... charged with taking bribes from a foreign defense contractor.

Commander Jose Luis Sanchez is the third senior Navy official arrested in connection with what's being called a massive bribery scheme, that helped a defense contractor in Malaysia overbill the Pentagon by millions of dollars.

Federal prosecutors say in exchange for classified and internal Navy information, Commander Sanchez received prostitutes, luxury trips and 100-thousand dollars. That complaint against Sanchez unsealed Wednesday.



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