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‘Fat Leonard,’ Suspect In Navy Bribe Case, Cuts Off Ankle Monitor, Disappears

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At a glance

  • Leonard Francis, the former military contractor known as “Fat Leonard” who orchestrated the largest corruption scandal in US Navy history, is on the run.
  • He escaped house arrest in San Diego by cutting off his GPS monitoring ankle bracelet, according to the US Marshals Service.
  • The escape comes just three weeks before his sentencing.

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