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Navy Commander Traded U.S. Military Secrets for Concert Tickets Featuring This Pop Star, Feds Say

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The case has set off high-level meetings at the Pentagon, with the threat that more people, including those of higher naval ranks, could be swept up as the investigation continues.

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Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities say a gregarious Malaysian businessman nicknamed "Fat Leonard" obtained U.S. military secrets by lining up hookers and other bribes for a Navy commander.

Among those other bribes were Lady Gaga concert tickets.

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The accusations unfolding in a federal court case in San Diego signal serious national security breaches and corruption.

The case has set off high-level meetings at the Pentagon, with the threat that more people, including those of higher naval ranks, could be swept up as the investigation continues.

A hearing Nov. 8 could set a trial date.

The criminal complaint alleges a Navy commander passed confidential information on ship routes to the Malaysian businessman's Singapore-based company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., or GDMA.

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