A 57-year-old Singaporean woman involved in the largest bribery and fraud conspiracy in the history of the United States Navy was sentenced on 7 July to 33 months’ jail.
Sharon Rachael Gursharan Kaur, who was based here and hired as a lead contract specialist for the US Navy, received more than $130,000 in bribes for giving Singapore-based defence contractor Leonard Glenn Francis, or “Fat Leonard”, information about the US Navy that was not available to the public, reports the Straits Times.
The case – known as the Fat Leonard scandal – involved some US$35 million (S$48 million) and resulted in the arrest and conviction of several senior US Navy officers.
Kaur, who broke down after the sentence was handed down, had pleaded guilty to three corruption charges and one count of dealing with the benefits of her criminal activities on June 30 last year. Five other charges for similar offences were considered during sentencing. Kaur, who has made full restitution, is planning to appeal, the report said.
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