3 Navy officers charged in bribery, fraud scheme

Three current and former Navy officers have been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and obstruction of justice in a prodigious scheme involving a contractor.

Retired Capt. Michael Brooks, 57, of Fairfax Station, Va.; Cmdr. Bobby Pitts, 47, of Chesapeake, Va.; and Singapore-based Lt. Cmdr. Gentry Debord, 47, were charged on May 25 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on charges that they accepted bribes of prostitutes, hotel stays, meals and entertainment from Leonard Francis, former CEO of Singapore-based contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia.