The Virginian-Pilot studies Cmdr. Jason Starmer pleaded guilty to willful dereliction of obligation, patronizing a prostitute and adultery and Capt. John Steinberger pleaded guilty to willful dereliction of obligation and conduct unbecoming an officer as well as a gentleman in different armed forces courtrooms at Naval Station Norfolk on Tuesday. The two will be administratively separated from the service as a part of pre-trial agreements.
In excess of twenty people have pleaded responsible up to now in connection with the conspiracy wherein authorities say a Malaysian businessman nicknamed “Fat Leonard” Francis bribed officials to aid him overbill the Navy for services his business delivered to ships docked in Asian ports.