WaPo: Pentagon’s “Fat Leonard” Scandal Now Involves Over 60 Admirals

Say, just how many admirals does the US Navy have — and were any of them not involved with “Leonard the Legend” Francis? In March, the “Fat Leonard” case made headlines when the Department of Justice indicted a second admiral along with seven other naval officers in the corruption scandal, but that may have been just the appetizer.  The Washington Post’s latest update in the Navy’s “Fat Leonard” corruption case claims that over sixty admirals have come under suspicion…

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  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    I have read the stories and many of them need to go to jail.
    We also have something over 200-230 Admirals and in all of WWII we only had sixtyish, so yeah,we have too many, by about a factor of four or five.

    • Exile1981

      The have more admirsls than they have main gun rounds for the zumwalt class by a factor of 10.

    • andycanuck

      (Ex) Navy guys at Ace’s inform me that there are 160 admirals limited by statute; and opinions that the 7th Fleet under Obama lackeys (the ones that were running into the cumbersome commercial vessels) are incompetent/corrupt.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        I need to look that up because I could have sworn, and I could still be really wrong too, that was a number NORTH of 300.

        • HalcyonDaze

          Depending on the source Flag Rank Officers or Full Admirals in the American Navy are limited to either 160 or 162. But, what’s confusing is that these are full 4 star admirals which means there may be one hell of alot more of the 2 classes of Rear and Vice Admirals. I looked but couldn’t find the exact numbers of the lower ranked admirals so your likely right about it being above 300 given that there’s so many Full Admirals.

          • Drunk by Noon ✓

            I’m including rear and vice admirals grades O-7 through O-10.
            That’s the source of thee discrepancy I believe.
            160 limit applies to the O-9s & O-10s.

    • Clausewitz

      C’mon, they need their Admiral in charge of the letter Q or there will be Hell to pay…..

  • Clink9

    The ratio of douchebags seems to be exploding the last 3 or 4 decades.

  • ntt1

    are these puddle pirates; desk admirals or real ones? it seems with Kim jong un throwing his toys out of the pram that now is a really bad time to find out your entire navy has leadershipworm

  • mauser 98

    why?
    pikers compared to Bill & Hill
    Hillary destroyed evidence ,classified info leaks, $$millions money scam..etc..etc https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff1b3c8bc30d2783c3a6d0731693b1d45912f2540c0dfa3b5aab7dbab4fd5f17.jpg

  • Cat-astrophe

    Admiral Zits-scurvy, we are about to be rammed!
    Admiral: Then brace yourself!