Navy investigator to plead guilty in fraud case

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The lawyer for a senior Navy investigator says his client plans to plead guilty in a massive bribery scheme involving an Asian defense contractor.

Attorney Jan Ronis says John Beliveau II will plead guilty to bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery at a hearing Tuesday in federal court in San Diego.

Beliveau is a supervisory agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. He's accused of accepting luxury travel and prostitution services in exchange for tipping off defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis about a Navy probe into allegations his firm was overbilling the military.

Ronis declined to say whether his client had agreed to cooperate with investigators in the expanding probe. Several people have been arrested, including Francis and two Navy captains.

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