Jesus Cantu pleads guilty for role in Fat Leonard case

| August 19, 2017 | 19 Comments

Stars & Stripes reports that former Navy Captain Jesus Cantu became the 19th person convicted in the Fat Leonard mess when he pleaded guilty yesterday;

Cantu admitted taking bribes and prostitutes from Francis until 2013, when he was serving as deputy commander of the Military Sealift Command’s Far East division in Singapore.

According to the plea agreement, Cantu’s final escapade with Francis occurred on Sept. 13, 2013, when they went to dinner in Singapore and partied with prostitutes at Francis’s expense. Three days later, Francis was lured by federal authorities to San Diego and arrested in a sting operation after a years-long investigation into his company.

Cantu was questioned at the time by a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent about his contacts with Francis, but gave “materially false” responses, the plea agreement states. He retired from the Navy the following year.

Ten more cases are pending.

Category: Navy

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Can I get my tax money back from this jackass?

  2. Azygos says:

    What does “retired from the Navy” actually mean in this case?

  3. Mason says:

    So does he draw his retired O6 pay while in Leavenworth?

    Or is he going to get probation in a “now don’t get caught again” move?

  4. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Hope he enjoys the “all he will eat” cockmeat buffet while a resident in the poundhimintheass pen.

  5. lily says:

    Looks like the NAVY has corruption from the top down. They need a full over hall of the organization now!

  6. FatCircles0311 says:

    I had some libo ports in Singapore. It was great but I dint have to sell out the county for it.

  7. J.M. says:

    Why are these fuckers being tried in Fed court and being allowed to keep their retirement? If it happened while they were on active duty, they can be recalled and court martialed. This needs to happen.

  8. 2banana says:

    Wow. Talk about MASSIVE corruption.

    Funny how many kept quiet.


    In addition to the 28 defendants in federal court, the Navy has opened separate investigations under military law into more than 250 active-duty and retired personnel who had contact with Francis dating to the 1990s.

    Most of those investigations have occurred behind closed doors; the Navy has made its findings public in only a handful of cases.

  9. jonp says:

    So they can’t go back, reduce his rank and take money from him? Why don’t we hear of more officers immediately retiring with this sweet deal when they are caught with their dicks in their hands?

  10. JOE says:

    In the civilian sector I used to work for an A-hole like this, they all think that they’re above the law. The shitbag that I worked was a womanizer & a pathological liar. USNA grads are the worst offenders, it’s as though the “secret handshake” will save them.

  11. JimV says:

    Wonder what the prostitutes cost? 😋

  12. Stephen F. McCartney says:

    PPM definition = “parts per million”? nope, here it is “pussy, power and money”. If he gets his CAPT retirement it will be eaten up not only in legal fees, but also a large fine likely in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. I’ll bet he has been “singing” to the Feds since arrest. Too bad for his wife and kids, they always suffer. Hope none of his kids are currently active duty. 15 yrs ago a Navy CAPT was busted with phony Viet Nam era Silver Star, and a butt load of unearned personal awards, pictures at MC Birthday Ball with other than spouse, as well as a fake divinity degree. He was roasted bad but the sad thing was his son was an active duty Lieutenant during this time. Heartbreaker. CAPT Bones USN (ret)

  13. Dixie Lee Carter says:

    I knew and worked with Jesus here in
    Seattle…I’m in a bit of a shock about this—-last guy I would suspect of stooping this low. As my
    Command Sgt. Major brother use to say to his troops on payday: “Don’t
    forget, there’s no such thing as FREE
    PUSSY!” Dixie Carter (former ANC)

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