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This US Navy captain sold secrets for sex


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Daniel Dusek is on the left. (Wikimedia Commons)

US Navy Captain Daniel Dusek was sentenced to nearly four years (46 months) in federal prison after admitting to trading classified information for luxury gifts and prostitutes.

Prosecutor and US Attorney Laura Duffy said:

"Captain Dusek's betrayal is the most distressing because the Navy placed so much trust, power and authority in his hands. This is a fitting sentence for a man who was so valuable that his conspirators labeled him their 'Golden Asset.'"

Dusek is involved in a much larger corruption scandal involving Malaysian foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis, a millionaire playboy known as “Fat Leonard.”

The Navy captain said he exchanged information, like how to overcharge the military, to Francis for vacations, money, prostitutes, high-shelf liquor, and even flashy gifts like ornamental swords and handmade ship models.

Dusek isn't the only officer involved in this scandal, but he is the highest ranking to be sentenced so far.

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This US Navy captain sold secrets for sex

Allison Hollender

Allison is originally from Fresno, California, but made her way to the beautiful Central Coast, where she is a student at UC Santa Cruz, earning a degree in both history and politics, working as a reporter for City on a Hill Press, and guzzling gallons of coffee. She is a lover of television and all things Amy Poehler. Follow her embarrassing attempts at jokes on Twitter @alleyrenee16.

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