S'pore man guilty in US navy scandal

S'pore man guilty in US navy scandal

Singapore businessman Alex Wisidagama has pleaded guilty to defrauding the US as part of a widening bribery scandal involving contracting services for its navy.

The Singapore citizen, 38, and cousin of the executive running the firm at the centre of the corruption scandal, admitted to submitting fake invoices to overcharge the US navy for fuel, port tariffs and other services at inflated prices.

He entered his plea in an agreement with prosecutors in federal court in California on Tuesday. He is due to be sentenced on June 13, reported AFP.

He is the second person to plead guilty in the case that has rocked the American navy and ensnared several officers, fuelling concerns about an ethics crisis in the military's senior ranks.

 


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