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“There can be no corruption in the USA”: Navy official faces 35 years in prison for taking bribes

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Before the American court appeared 64-year-old Xavier Fernando Monroy - the director (now former) of operations of the Naval Sealift Command in South Korea. According to the American press, he is accused of taking bribes for transferring US Navy contracts to private companies. In return, Monroy demanded money, expensive alcohol, and even payment for the services of prostitutes.

According to the investigation, back in 2013, Monroy colluded with the civilian captain of the US Navy cargo ship C. Drew, James Driver, and the owner of DK Marine, Sung Yol Kim, in order to redirect contracts to DK Marine. Monroy forwarded Navy internal emails about port visit schedules, contract logistics to Kim. He did not have permission to do this.

The investigation insists that more than 30 thousand US dollars were transferred to Kim Monroe in the form of "loans". The official's defense, however, claims that Monroy borrowed only $4000 and paid it back four days later. There are also piquant details: Monroy visited intimate salons, and they paid for them at the expense of the company - from the funds of his counterparties received there. Monroy, Kim, and Kim's wife traveled together "several times" to the Philippines and Thailand.

According to the American press, this is far from the only high-profile case of corruption in the US Navy. But it is impressive in its scope. In addition, the interests of an official who committed malfeasance for the sake of elite alcohol and the services of priestesses of love are also impressive.

On Friday, Monroy was also found guilty of making false statements to investigators during an interrogation in 2019. The defense tries to deny this accusation as well. Monroy's accomplices were charged earlier. So, the captain "Drew" Driver was charged in 2018. He was sentenced to a fine of $2000. Driver, by the way, is also a US Navy veteran.

Unlike Driver, Monroy faces a much more serious punishment - a former official can be sentenced to 35 years in prison. What such a sentence means for a 64-year-old man does not need to be explained.

This is just a single episode of corrupt activities in a series of similar ones in the US military structures. Therefore, the mantra that there can be no corruption in the United States sounds, to put it mildly, unconvincing. By the way, corruption schemes not for thousands, but for millions and even billions of dollars in the United States also operate. Only they are usually legitimized by the concept of “lobbying”.
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  1. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 23 August 2022 08: 57
    +7
    This is not corruption! This is a democratic process of redistributing the collateral income from public office duties!
    And they cannot have any corruption, because. in a democratic country, the beacons of democracy and freedom, where people are free even in the choice of sex from birth - do not even convince - I do not believe!

    But seriously, they steal worse than ours at once and by orders of magnitude!
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 23 August 2022 09: 04
      +1
      Quote: mojohed2012
      And they cannot have any corruption, because. in a democratic country, the beacons of democracy and freedom, where people are free even in the choice of sex from birth - do not even convince - I do not believe!

      Aha! And Biden's son will swear by his mother that everyone is slandering poor Americans! Do not distinguish, understand, business from corruption! They are backward!
      1. The black
        The black 23 August 2022 09: 13
        +4
        Compared to the upper management, the Biden family and others, this is just a small tweak laughing
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 24 August 2022 18: 57
          0
          They are not judged for being caught.
          And for not sharing with anyone.
      2. Region-25.rus
        Region-25.rus 23 August 2022 12: 01
        +3
        that everyone is slandering poor Americans!
        remembered the classic
    2. Myths
      Myths 23 August 2022 09: 17
      +1
      That's how this one got into someone's process and decided to take the honestly stolen, oh "earned" money. And in a democracy, either lowering one's own or being obliged, slavery simply changed its face.
    3. Shkworen
      Shkworen 23 August 2022 09: 19
      +1
      not without reason, Jackie Chan said more than 10 years ago that the United States is the No. 1 corrupt official in the world :)
    4. Dead duck
      Dead duck 23 August 2022 10: 19
      +2
      There are long-thought-out schemes of bribes and laundering, but they try not to take the little things.
      Widespread and tested - lectures to read (for a tidy sum).
      1. Barberry25
        Barberry25 23 August 2022 12: 08
        +3
        taking into account what is written in the article there, someone decided to take the place of the director and just dug up compromising evidence in the form of a trip to whores and rides
  2. Nexcom
    Nexcom 23 August 2022 08: 57
    +2
    Why is it so little - only 30 thousand bucks. I sold cheap, bureaucrat, oh I sold cheap. Ours are poking with lards, this is the scale. Then the whole basement is filled with cash.
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 23 August 2022 09: 25
      +1
      Looks like the American conscience is worth so much! Not expensive of course ... but still the price!
      1. Nexcom
        Nexcom 23 August 2022 09: 27
        +1
        And she, conscience, do they have something?
        1. novel66
          novel66 23 August 2022 09: 49
          +2
          so here - that ours, that theirs - have no conscience ... they say the system is to blame .. lol
    2. man
      man 23 August 2022 09: 40
      +1
      Why is it so little - only 30 thousand bucks. I sold cheap, bureaucrat, oh I sold cheap. Ours are poking with lards, this is the scale. Then the whole basement is filled with cash.
      Yeah, I can imagine how Colonel Zakharchenko laughs and calls an American a rogue and a petty crook! laughing
      During the investigation into the Zakharchenko case, investigators found 13 apartments, 14 parking spaces in elite areas of Moscow, as well as four cars, a 500-gram gold bar, a Rolex watch and jewelry, as well as currency, the amount of which is in rubles equivalent is 8,5 billion rubles. Had a total of 27 properties
      I'm silent about... smile
      1. Nexcom
        Nexcom 23 August 2022 09: 42
        +1
        so I hinted about that above. like a petty swindler, this pen dos - he poked some trifle.
        1. man
          man 23 August 2022 09: 51
          +1
          so I hinted about that above. like a petty swindler, this pen dos - he poked some trifle.
          we would be ashamed to announce for such an amount and a reprimand smile
      2. sedoj
        sedoj 23 August 2022 10: 33
        +1
        Quote: mann
        Why is it so little - only 30 thousand bucks.

        This was the amount that he did not properly draw up and which he agreed to discuss with the investigation. Do you think he got only 30 bucks while in this position?
        Now he will receive a certain number of years, serve a couple of months and be released on parole. True, if you get it. And there you can in Miami.
        Apparently he didn’t give it to someone, or didn’t share the prostitute. The customs there are cruel.
    3. your1970
      your1970 23 August 2022 11: 52
      +1
      Quote: Nexcom
      Why is it so little - only 30 thousand bucks. I sold cheap, bureaucrat, oh I sold cheap. Ours are poking with lards, this is the scale. Then the whole basement is filled with cash.

      The Pentagon can't account for 8, TRILLION(!!!!) dollars. Moreover, for 4,6 trillion Not even accounting records.
      Zakharchenko against their background is a small beggar from the garbage heap ....
    4. filibuster
      filibuster 23 August 2022 12: 19
      -1
      It is so difficult to steal more from them, it is physically possible, but problems with legalization will begin.
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 23 August 2022 08: 57
    +2
    “There can be no corruption in the USA”: Navy official faces 35 years in prison for taking bribes
    belay Let him be glad that he is not in China. repeat
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 23 August 2022 08: 58
      +2
      well, they can get it in turma and sew it on so that they don’t chat about what is not needed ....
      like a prison conflict with another prisoner and that's it. although the amount is ridiculous - only 30 thousand bucks.
      1. Barberry25
        Barberry25 23 August 2022 12: 10
        +1
        well, one comrade committed suicide after he wanted to list which of the White House officials had fun with children ..
        1. Nexcom
          Nexcom 23 August 2022 12: 20
          0
          or like this...
    2. man
      man 23 August 2022 09: 42
      0
      Let him be glad that he is not in China
      And grieves that he is not in Russia smile
  4. Emergency
    Emergency 23 August 2022 09: 00
    +2
    laughing What immediately corruption?! He is a lobbyist.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 23 August 2022 09: 02
      0
      N-yes ... I remember this moronic ad. there they even dragged Victoria Ruffo (TV series Just Maria).
    2. Ka-52
      Ka-52 23 August 2022 09: 10
      0
      I wonder if this vodka is no longer on sale? I just now thought that I had not seen such a label on the shelves for a long time. Maybe the rights to the brand were sold to some cunning Pindos?


      1. Nexcom
        Nexcom 23 August 2022 09: 16
        0
        pin do sy massively abandoned Russian vodka as a sign of support for the former Ukraine.
        1. Reader 2013
          Reader 2013 23 August 2022 09: 32
          0
          We must also abandon the cloudberry and the chrotitsa, where the owner is dubious
      2. mitroha
        mitroha 23 August 2022 09: 23
        -1
        This beauty? Is there some more
        1. Ka-52
          Ka-52 23 August 2022 11: 12
          0
          this is Stolichnaya, and Lenya Golubkov has a bottle of Russian on the table.
      3. Apprentice_SAM
        Apprentice_SAM 23 August 2022 09: 31
        +1
        Quote: Ka-52
        I wonder if this vodka is no longer on sale? I just now thought that I had not seen such a label on the shelves for a long time. Maybe the rights to the brand were sold to some cunning Pindos?



        Hello Andrey!
        I didn’t see it with a "peakless cap", but I met it with a "screw".
      4. Emergency
        Emergency 23 August 2022 09: 54
        0
        The smoker is alive. Where without her dear? laughing
    3. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 23 August 2022 10: 57
      0
      Quote: Emergency
      What immediately corruption?! He is a lobbyist.

      So not shared. request
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 23 August 2022 09: 20
    +1
    “There can be no corruption in the USA”: Navy official faces 35 years in prison for taking bribes
    corruption, as a phenomenon, is immortal ... the truth is regulated with the help of greenery and something else !!!
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 23 August 2022 09: 24
      0
      “There can be no corruption in the USA”

      It's strange ... And who did we learn from ???
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 23 August 2022 09: 29
        +2
        Come on ... bribery and so on appeared before America was discovered.
        The phenomenon is ancient ... as the officials appeared, so it started nearby / inside.
        At the expense of the level of corruption, the scale and other things ... the question is ambiguous, and this is not always brought into the light of day.
        1. Nexcom
          Nexcom 23 August 2022 09: 35
          +1
          Corruption originated in the East, there, in order to resolve the issue, it was necessary to bring it to an official, a scribe, .... . Even the guard had to be paid to let them into the court yard to file a complaint or something.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 23 August 2022 09: 43
            0
            Things of bygone days ... hardly anyone will argue for the palm.
        2. NDR-791
          NDR-791 23 August 2022 09: 44
          0
          Quote: rocket757
          Come on ... bribery and so on appeared before America was discovered.

          So that is bribery. This is ours, dear, somehow even close, warm, innocent and forgiven after being beaten by Petrovsky Drin repeat
          And lobbying, cutting and rollback is not our method !!! Even the words are some ... filthy. And everything from there!!! From the decaying west!!! He has already raised his grandchildren, but I keep hearing how he rots permanently, and now ... right now WOW how it rots. (kidding) wassat
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 23 August 2022 10: 41
            0
            Quote: NDR-791
            And lobbying, cutting and rollback is not our method

            Whatever you call it, the essence is the same ...
            When a civil servant / official pushes the interests of anyone because of the bribe / gift / payment for services received ... exactly the one who paid / invested more, this is all early corruption, everywhere and always.
      2. man
        man 23 August 2022 09: 47
        -4
        Who did we learn from?
        In this situation, this is the case when the student surpassed his teacher. smile
        1. your1970
          your1970 23 August 2022 11: 59
          +2
          Quote: mann
          Who did we learn from?
          In this situation, this is the case when the student surpassed his teacher. smile

          Yes, our homeless people are practically against the backdrop of the United States.

          US Congressional Commission anti-corruption moved from floor to another floor in the same building. Without laying communications / networks / communications ...
          cost 3,2 mdollars.
          When it came out - in court, experts estimated the real cost of such a volume of work in .....8 700 US dollars!!!!
          Not 8 million and not 870 thousand, no, only eight thousand seven hundred dollars
          1. man
            man 23 August 2022 16: 25
            0
            You have read inattentively.
            В this situation this is the case when the student surpassed his teacher
            And before that, I compared the American with Colonel Zakharchenko.
            Who will say that our colonel did not surpass this American,
            "Let him be the first to throw a stone at me!" smile
            1. your1970
              your1970 23 August 2022 19: 02
              0
              Quote: mann
              Who will say that our colonel did not surpass this American,
              "Let him be the first to throw a stone at me!"

              Easy...
              This famous "fuel oil" business has been dragging on for almost 10 years. For money, the Navy fuel was supplied all over the world by strictly defined companies at prices inflated up to 12 times !!!! 42 admirals and senior officers of the US Navy were involved. taxi cards belay lol
              From piquant - 5 day orgy with prostitutes in honor of .... 200th anniversary of some admiral of them !!!
              They charged 60 billion, but then raised it to 102. There was a discussion that this was not all.
              And this chizhik - minute episode from that case.
              The Pentagon cannot account financially for a lot of TRILLION bucks...
              "No money, they are bye-bye !!" (c) my small
              1. man
                man 23 August 2022 20: 23
                0
                And this chizhik is the smallest episode from that case.
                I repeat once again, the comparison was this particular chick and Zakharchenko
                1. your1970
                  your1970 23 August 2022 22: 26
                  0
                  Quote: mann
                  I repeat once again, the comparison was precisely this siskin and Zakharchenko

                  And against the background of our deputy chief of the police department tied up with a bribe of 5 rubles - Zakharchenko is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaing mega cool ...

                  Take an interest in the volume of embezzlement of provincial leaders in China ..
                  There, people laid out designer walls - from euros of different denominations in the 2000s ....
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 23 August 2022 09: 35
    0
    It’s just that this uncle was a berry in the wrong field, hobnobbed with the wrong people and shared with the wrong people, or even didn’t share at all. wassat
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 23 August 2022 09: 36
      +1
      so that's one time scorched by greed.
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 23 August 2022 09: 47
        0
        Quote: Nexcom
        so that's one time scorched by greed.

        Uh-huh, the thing is that they have every official knows the length of his leash and this is clearly monitored. Overdrawn, zaburel? Come here my sweet sugar!!! They will also hang someone else.
    2. novel66
      novel66 23 August 2022 09: 50
      +2
      what is there to share? one laugh, for the general
  7. Petr_Koldunov
    Petr_Koldunov 23 August 2022 09: 44
    +1
    So who is singing the mantra about "the impossibility of corruption in the USA"? If this is a country of purchased senators and government lobbying in the interests of corporations ... They even in their films do not hesitate to constantly reflect the theme of rampant corruption in the defense industry.
    And the Pentagon's purchase invoices for the needs of the Defense Ministry, which were laid out on the net six or seven years ago, are impressive. Switches for sockets for 20 dollars, hammers for 200 dollars ... I'm not talking about weapons, for the development of which lobbyists force Congress to allocate amounts to corporations that are tens of times higher than real costs.
    The Pentagon is one of the top laundries in the US.
    1. Two
      Two 23 August 2022 10: 09
      0
      hi So something else! Completely different! fellow
    2. your1970
      your1970 23 August 2022 12: 05
      0
      Quote: Peter_Koldunov
      $20 outlet switches, $200 hammers

      Pfe....
      A plastic sewer pipe 420 dollars do you want to go to Afghanistan?
      But that's not the point - they were bought for TEMPORARY belay recourse recourse checkpoints...
      Hammer stood on the road with a patrol, stood for 2 days, announced it as a Temporary checkpoint and, like, began to build a sewer network there
      Yeah ...
    3. filibuster
      filibuster 23 August 2022 12: 27
      -1
      If this is a country of purchasable senators and government lobbying for corporations...

      All lobbying is a strictly regulated and accountable activity, in fact, in Russia it would also not be bad for deputies and senators to report from whom they receive funds and what interests they defend.
  8. Dead duck
    Dead duck 23 August 2022 10: 24
    0
    While some are imprisoned for bribes, others grumble that their ships are rusting (Mackle Glenn) laughing
  9. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 23 August 2022 11: 05
    0
    Corruption exists wherever there is private property and the state. And it will be until these two social institutions disappear. Therefore, all these tales, about honest and law-abiding small Britons, mattresses and further down the list, are for suckers. I recommend it to everyone who is interested - Carol Quigley "The Anglo-American Establishment", it is written in a very accessible way how the democratic state apparatus functions. is freely available in Russian.
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 23 August 2022 11: 12
      0
      Z.Y. Regarding the USA - Anthony Sutton "Skull and Bones". It is also freely available, in Russian.
    2. your1970
      your1970 23 August 2022 12: 08
      0
      Quote: TermNachTER
      private property and the state. And it will be until these two social institutions disappear

      Well, there was no private property in the USSR - but the "pushers" and "I'm from Pyotr Petrovich" were
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 23 August 2022 12: 40
        0
        Was there no private property in the Union? What about an apartment, a car, a dacha, a house in the village? There was no private ownership of the means of production in the Union
        1. your1970
          your1970 23 August 2022 18: 33
          0
          Quote: TermNachTER
          What about an apartment, a car, a dacha, a house in the village?

          And it was - PERSONAL property. The thing is diametrically opposed to private property.
          Moreover, with an apartment in general it could be fun - departmental, temporary, official, etc.
          And none of them could be bequeathed, for example.
          1. TermNachTer
            TermNachTer 23 August 2022 20: 48
            0
            Service housing and now can neither be sold nor bequeathed. And even then it was possible to sell and exchange your apartment. There were also building cooperatives, it was possible not to stand in line for 10-15 years, but to get an apartment in three years.
            1. your1970
              your1970 23 August 2022 22: 41
              0
              Quote: TermNachTER
              own apartment and then it was possible to sell and exchange

              Exchange with a bunch of problems - you can, sell (without obvious criminality) - you can’t
              Quote: TermNachTER
              There were also building cooperatives,
              - only it was necessary to deposit in Saratov in 1981 for a three-ruble note in it 14.
              My aunt took it so-so when she arrived from Sakhalin after 20 years of work there.
              14 800 with that money is 10-12 million today
  10. filibuster
    filibuster 23 August 2022 12: 25
    -1
    Corruption is everywhere, since the person himself is vicious and in the fight against corruption the most effective is the fight against the legalization of money. In the United States, every dollar must be accounted for, and if any sheriff unexpectedly buys himself a luxurious mansion and a pair of Ferraris, they will quickly come to him with questions.
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 23 August 2022 20: 59
      0
      There was such a cool kid - James Aldrich, he worked for the CIA. So, for eight years he obviously lived beyond his means, but only in the last couple of years the FBI became interested in him. So, the sheriff or the policeman, if he is not, will be able to live in peace for many years, with acquired hard corrupt labor, if they don’t fool around.
  11. Antokha
    Antokha 24 August 2022 12: 28
    0
    Some kind of kindergarten, not corruption. Plus alcohol and prostitutes.
  12. gromit
    gromit 24 August 2022 16: 17
    -1
    Vadim Belousov, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, accused of receiving the largest bribe in the history of Russia in the amount of 3,2 billion rubles, did not appear at the court session, his deposit is unknown.
    At the same time, already under investigation, Mr. Belousov was able to be re-elected to the post of deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from the Just Russia party.
    The Moscow City Court sentenced Mr. Belousov in absentia to 10 years of strict regime, with the right to parole.
  13. Charik
    Charik 24 August 2022 18: 55
    0
    Your reaction is interesting, I’ll say this: hooting for 2 cartoons of dead uncles 8? godkov soldered, of which 5? he left and went home on a black range rover in silence, and the house is clearly not a 3x Khrushchev apartment, you Americans are fools in the wrong (or in the wrong) country, you pinched 30 thousand dead people and sit to death, but you lean back neither pension nor housing, but here blunder, you can even do it and you don’t have to. I rushed while I take a shower wassat