Leonard Glenn Francis, higher often called “Fats Leonard,” a protection contractor who fled earlier than he was set to be sentenced for one of many largest bribery scandals in U.S. navy historical past, was taken into custody Wednesday in Venezuela, based on media reviews.
Francis was taken into custody by Venezuelan authorities as he was boarding a aircraft to a different nation, the U.S. Marshals Service stated. Francis reportedly had entered the nation from Mexico with a stopover in Cuba and was headed to Russia.
The federal government had posted a $40,000 reward for data resulting in the arrest of the Malaysian protection contractor.
Francis minimize off his ankle monitoring bracelet Sept. 4 at a San Diego dwelling the place he was being held and fled, based on the Marshals Service.
He had been allowed to stay in dwelling confinement to obtain medical care whereas he cooperated with the prosecution. Along with his assist, prosecutors secured convictions of greater than two dozen Navy officers
Francis pleaded responsible in 2015 to providing prostitution providers, luxurious inns, cigars, gourmand meals, and greater than $500,000 in bribes to Navy officers and others to assist his Singapore-based ship servicing firm, Glenn Protection Marine Asia.