On May 9, 2017, following their extradition from Singapore on October 28, 2016, Neil Peterson and Linda Raja pled guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States by submitting false bids, claims, and invoices to the U.S. Navy.  The two admitted that, while employed by Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), Peterson as Vice President of Global Operations and Raja as General Manager for Singapore, Australia, and the Pacific Isles, they worked with others at the company, which provided trash and sewage removal services along with food, water, security, and fuel to the Navy, to submit fraudulently low bids to the U.S. Navy in order to be selected as the lowest bidder.  After being selected, Peterson and Raja admitted, they inflated the price of projects and caused the Navy to suffer over $34.8 million in losses.  According to the their plea agreements, the two conspired with the owner of GDMA, Leonard Glenn Francis, who previously pled guilty in connection with the scheme.  United States v. Peterson, 3:14-cr-03703-JLS-1 (S.D. Cal.); United States v. Raja, 3:14-cr-03703-JLS-2 (S.D. Cal.).

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