On May 17, 2017, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau was sentenced to 18 months in prison for making false statements with respect to his twenty-year relationship with GDMA owner, Leonard Glenn Francis. On June 9, 2016, Gilbeau pled guilty to the charge, admitting that he lied to Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agents by telling them that he had never received any gifts from Francis and that he had always paid for half of dinner when he and Francis met three times a year. He also admitted to destroying documents and computer files when he learned that Francis and others had been arrested on charges related to fraud and bribery. Gilbeau admitted in his plea agreement that he has held several positions during his time with the Navy where he was responsible for contracting for goods and services, from his post as supply officer on the USS Nimitz to his most recent command, as admiral, of the Defense Contract Management Agency International. Twenty Navy officers have been charged in connection with this investigation. Ten of these officers, along with five GDMA executives and GDMA itself, have pled guilty on related charges. United States v. Gilbeau, 16-cr-1313-JLS (S.D. Cal.).
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