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US Navy Officers Assign $ 1.6 Million Allocated to Special Forces


Three senior officials from the leadership of the US Navy spent $ 1,6 million on the production of silencers for the US Navy special forces rifles. However, the contractor was the car service master in California. Staff naval the administration paid the mechanic $ 8 thousand for the work, and assigned the rest.

Persons involved in the investigation of the plundering of funds were three senior staff of the US Navy, The Washington Post reports. According to the newspaper, one of them is the deputy head of the fleet planning department, David Landersmann.

Landersmann learned that the fleet needed silencers for special forces rifles. The production scheme seemed simple to him, and he offered to participate in the fraud to his brother Mark, who owned a car repair shop. Mark agreed to participate in the scam, the newspaper said, citing its sources in the US Navy.

After that, David Landersmann organized the signing of a contract to develop the latest silencers for special forces rifles. The contract cost involved allocating more than $ 1 million for “development, risk assessment and research.”

The contract was approved by fleet intelligence leaders. After that, the funds for the execution of the contract were transferred to a large firm CACI, which executes contracts for the Pentagon. In turn, the company, in consultation with the intelligence officers, transferred the contract to the firm that was created by David's brother, Mark Landermann.

Landersmann Jr. received the funds of the Navy. In coordination with his brother, he created a scheme for the production of silencers for special forces. After that, Mark Landersmann handed over the drawings to his auto repair shop master Carlos Robles. He asked the master to make "silencers for specific engines." Robles was happy with the extra work and produced more 300 engine silencers for $ 8 thousands.

All participants in the multistage scam will be brought to justice, notes The Washington Post. High-ranking intelligence officers have already acquired lawyers and refuse to talk to the press about the silencers for special forces rifles.

This is not the first scandal in the leadership of the fleet recently. At the end of last week, reports appeared in the American press about the start of an official investigation against Vice-Admiral Ted Branch, head of the fleet intelligence service, and his subordinate Vice-Admiral Bruce Lawless. They are accused of receiving a bribe from one of the large firms that works with the US Navy.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 14 November 2013 11: 05
    Three senior officials from the leadership of the US Navy spent $ 1,6 million on the production of silencers for rifles of the US Navy. However, the master of the service station in California became the executor of the order. Employees of the naval administration paid the mechanics for the work of $ 8 thousand, and assigned the rest.
    Cool, just some kind of "song", and "painfully familiar". Looks like "SHE" is a free supplement to "democracy"
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 14 November 2013 11: 37
      Corruption is everywhere, in any army. The question is always how openly and effectively they fight it.
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 14 November 2013 12: 05
        Quote: ....
        handed over the blueprints to the master of his auto repair shop Robles was pleased with the additional work and produced more than 300 “silencers for engines” for $ 8 thousand.

        I watch garage workshops increasingly enter the arms market

        In the Samara region, two criminal cases were initiated on the fact of counterfeiting spare parts for missiles. They were made by "craftsmen" in artisanal conditions in garages.
      2. nickname 1 and 2
        nickname 1 and 2 14 November 2013 12: 42
        Quote: Pimply
        Corruption is everywhere, in any army. The question is always how openly and effectively they fight it.

        Trifle !!!!!!!
        And nice! Not only they steal from us!

        Let them steal! let them steal more!
        1. Very old
          Very old 14 November 2013 16: 56
          Nicola, dear! There will at least be punished! And we have snot on the dock smeared, which is so easy to slip
      3. Eugeniy_369
        Eugeniy_369 14 November 2013 13: 41
        Quote: Pimply
        Corruption is everywhere, in any army. The question is always how openly and effectively they fight it.

        Quite right, I think they will be punished rather robustly (although I might be wrong), the Americans do not tweak with violators in the sphere of the country's defense capability as we do with Serdyukov and his Caudal. Interestingly, the culprit in placing an order for "Glocks" for 200 thousand rubles. found and punished? Something is quiet .... It may not sound patriotic, but we would have corruption on such a scale in the army, you see, there will be no zavgar, storekeepers, etc. on Lexus and BMWs to roll out when the battalion commander on the "tricks" of five-year-olds rule.
        1. vanaheym
          vanaheym 14 November 2013 18: 03
          In addition, they have for the unlicensed production of silencers - up to 10 years and a fine of $ 250000
      4. AVV
        AVV 14 November 2013 13: 42
        I saw it in American! Yes, they have a printing press at hand, so for them it is not critical !!!
      5. Cherdak
        Cherdak 14 November 2013 15: 22
        Quote: Pimply
        Corruption is everywhere, in any army.

        It's just that not every army had such a "conscience"!
        1. Cherdak
          Cherdak 14 November 2013 19: 01
          Stalin had several translators who, together with the leader, participated in the negotiations. Each language has its own. Somehow, by chance, Stalin found out (although Berezhkov did not mention this) that he knew English in addition to German. And somehow, two or three years later, just five to ten minutes before the start of important negotiations with the Americans, Stalin was informed that the translator Pavlov would not be able to attend, as he had suddenly fallen ill. Upon learning of this, the Americans who arrived at the Kremlin became worried: negotiations were in jeopardy. Advisor to the US Embassy in Moscow, Charles Bohlen, anxiously asks Stalin:
          - What to do?
          - What to do? We will work, ”the head of the USSR says calmly.
          “But who will translate?” - Bohlen nervously asks.
          - Will translate Berezhkov.
          “But Berezhkov is a translator from German, not English,” Bohlen does not let up.
          “It doesn't matter,” Stalin says.
          The Americans are in shock.
          - How does it not matter?
          “I will order him, and Berezhkov will translate from English,” Stalin calmly explains.
          Berezhkov comes, before the eyes of perplexed Americans, Stalin orders him to translate from English.
          “Yes,” the translator answers.
          And he speaks to the Americans stunned by surprise in pure English.

          Introducing film actor Boris Andreev to Mao Zedong, who starred in the fall of Berlin, Stalin said:
          - Here is the artist Boris Andreev. Together we took Berlin.

          “I recall such a case: the Supreme Commander was dissatisfied with the work of the General Staff of the Navy and believed that for the sake of the cause it was necessary to replace his chief. Recommended for this position, Admiral Isakov. The People's Commissar of the Navy was N. G. Kuznetsov, who agreed with the candidacy, but noted that it would be difficult for Isakov to work, since his leg was amputated.
          “I think it’s better to work with a person without a leg than with a person without a head,” Stalin said. They decided on that ”/

          The Foreign Minister of the Third Reich von Ribbentrop was not a very smart person. But then a great lover of poses and himself. During a reception in the Kremlin in honor of Ribbentrop in August 1939, he climbed the famous staircase of the Grand Kremlin Palace and greeted Stalin ... with a Nazi salute. That is, with an outstretched arm. The environment of Stalin froze: this is a clear provocation. In fact, the stupid Ribbentrop simply did not think about the inappropriateness of such a gesture. Stalin saved the situation, which unexpectedly for all answered Ribbentrop ... Knicksen. Holding his fingers over the edges of his jacket, he sat down picturesquely in front of the guest. The crowd burst into laughter.

          Speaking in a report on the international situation, Stalin also did not resist a joke:
          “He who wants peace and seeks business ties with us will always find support from us. And those who try to attack our country will receive a crushing rebuff so that from now on it would be inconvenient for them to stick their pork snout into our Soviet garden. "
          Can you imagine such words performed by Brezhnev or the same Gorbachev? But this is a separation from the people when the people standing at the head of the country speak a language separate from the people.

          On the eve of the start of World War II, French Prime Minister Laval paid a three-day visit to Moscow, where he was warmly received by Stalin. After the negotiations were over, Laval asked:
          - Can you do anything to encourage religion and Catholics in Russia? That would have helped me so much with my dad.
          - Wow! - exclaimed Stalin. - Dad! And how many divisions does he have?

          Once, Stalin was informed that Marshal Rokossovsky had a lover - the famous beauty actress Valentina Serova. And, they say, what will we do with them now? Stalin took a pipe from his mouth, thought a little and said:
          - That we will, that we will ... we will envy!
    2. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 14 November 2013 11: 49
      Cheto is modest. We need to send them a stool as a consultant, I think the result will increase significantly.
    3. Airman
      Airman 14 November 2013 11: 51
      Lovers of "freebies" will never run out of things, even Eve in paradise has coveted an apple.
    4. Bort radist
      Bort radist 14 November 2013 12: 16
      Quote: svp67
      and "painfully familiar."

      The laws of decay are unchanged, all according to one scenario. We had union SSR, they WILL United SHA.
      1. alone
        alone 14 November 2013 21: 59
        All participants in the multistage scam will be brought to justice, notes The Washington Post. High-ranking intelligence officers have already acquired lawyers and refuse to talk to the press about the silencers for special forces rifles.

        for 1,6 million dollars will receive the full program.

        and in the countries of the former USSR for billions go in evidence. belay
    5. Megatron
      Megatron 14 November 2013 23: 34
      Somehow it turned out not democratic ....))))
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  5. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 14 November 2013 11: 08
    Not a bad cost optimization, they would have to organize an "exchange of experience" with Serdyukov and co, they would have returned to the states having fairly pumped the level.
    1. seller trucks
      seller trucks 14 November 2013 11: 33
      Quote: Standard Oil
      , they would organize an "exchange of experience" with Serdyukov and with

      do not overestimate Taburetkin, he is up to the Americans as to the moon on a tractor, in the USA Dick Cheney is tying billions, and here "crumbs" from the master's table
  6. NORTH
    NORTH 14 November 2013 11: 10
    Would contact us, we would have planted "Zhiguli" non-liquid assets)
    1. Do not care
      Do not care 15 November 2013 03: 06
      There was a case, they recently handled MI-17 for Afghanistan, but even here they worked dirty.
      Congress sensed a cut and canceled the last batch.
  7. Andrey Peter
    Andrey Peter 14 November 2013 11: 21
    Something about Serdyukov is not heard. Maybe he was sent to the states to exchange experience? laughing Then it’s understandable why Vasiliev’s blown away for him, there will be more benefit wassat
  8. 1c-inform-city
    1c-inform-city 14 November 2013 11: 23
    Well, just like ours. Probably Taburetkin sent them his manuals.
    1. kafa
      kafa 14 November 2013 11: 38
      CIA fussed fellow
    2. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 14 November 2013 13: 10
      Quote: 1c-inform-city
      Probably Taburetkin sent them his manuals.

      He is not worthy of such a high opinion.
  9. makarov
    makarov 14 November 2013 11: 29
    And then I think, from whom did the Ukrainian nouveau riche learn to steal?
  10. boris697
    boris697 14 November 2013 11: 55
    Yeah, they’ll be imprisoned for 30 years with confiscation for such things. Therefore, the scope is not the same.
    1. kafa
      kafa 14 November 2013 11: 59
      not at them and 300 years can solder. democracy winked
      1. Ezhaak
        Ezhaak 14 November 2013 13: 13
        Quote: kafa
        they can be soldered for 300 years. democracy

        Not democracy, but the difference in laws. Our dates from the Soviet era are not cumulative. I don’t know how it was in the tsarist years, it seems that it was the same as later in the USSR.
  11. itr
    itr 14 November 2013 12: 03
    they’ll probably be planted by a mechanic for tax evasion
  12. kostyan77708
    kostyan77708 14 November 2013 12: 10
    it’s only heated so much on the silencers, but for the fleet there is sooo much that they order and the amounts there are an order of magnitude greater than these $ 1,6 million, take for example F 35, then there’s more to the ponds 3,14 ... it’s easier for us anyway , from such orders (car repair shops and others like them) it is safe to say that they have something when it does not fly, does not shoot, does not float, does not go and it is very pleasing
  13. sashka
    sashka 14 November 2013 12: 17
    The amounts are just ridiculous. 8 .. Our deputy spends so much on prostitutes in one evening. Hunks ..
    1. kostyan77708
      kostyan77708 14 November 2013 12: 21
      our deputies spend much more))) Well, you belittle them so much))))
      1. sashka
        sashka 14 November 2013 12: 40
        Quote: kostyan77708
        our deputies spend much more))) Well, you belittle them so much))))

        I know. Just tsy (and) fra interesting .. Type they steal more than We? This is not an excuse .. Glory to the Great and everywhere ... to Urya !!!
      2. major071
        major071 14 November 2013 13: 22
        I wanted to post about prostitutes with deputies, but then I thought, why? Someone said how you work, and so please the woman. Judging by the work of our deputies ... laughing
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    3. kafa
      kafa 14 November 2013 14: 35
      Totally exactly our deputies are hiding. they raised their salaries and these fucins girls do not pay recourse
  14. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 14 November 2013 12: 45
    Quote: Sasha
    The amounts are just ridiculous. 8 .. Our deputy spends so much on prostitutes in one evening. Hunks ..

    Russia is a generous soul!
  15. pluginigor
    pluginigor 14 November 2013 12: 54
    One company name already says a lot about CACI.
  16. avant-garde
    avant-garde 14 November 2013 13: 03
    even some kind of space difference allocated 1,6 million, and the man made for 8 thousand, it is not clear request
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 14 November 2013 13: 17
      Quote: avant-garde
      man for 8 thousand did, it is not clear

      Dumping is called. I am sure that China could not have done without it.
  17. Allex_B
    Allex_B 14 November 2013 13: 20
    The gentlemen of the officers have the wrong volumes, let them come to us for an internship, their Serdyukov and his state-owned company will teach everything for a fee, and you don’t have to pay a dime! laughing
  18. Tyumen
    Tyumen 14 November 2013 13: 45
    So maybe for the F-35 something was riveted in the garages? :-)
  19. ka5280
    ka5280 14 November 2013 14: 17
    It seems to me that this is only the tip of the anisberg.
  20. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 14 November 2013 14: 22
    Here, and you complain about RosPil wink , so their colleagues YusPil lol
  21. lab29
    lab29 14 November 2013 14: 30
    Absolutely our scheme))), not so much they seem to differ from us.))
  22. kafa
    kafa 14 November 2013 14: 39
    and finally that our prostitutes are our deputies of the same meadow farmers.
    current with girls demand and this poplar fluff request
  23. Jogan-xnumx
    Jogan-xnumx 14 November 2013 14: 50
    It would be good if they also produced their "axes" ... laughing
  24. Samsebenaum
    Samsebenaum 14 November 2013 15: 08
    Is this theft ??
    Here they steal from us, so they steal ...
    For years and big.
    Serdyukov alone did such things that Amers could not even dream of.
    Moreover, here I will end with the words from The Golden Calf - "With such wealth and freedom ..."
    What time !!
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 14 November 2013 17: 37
      Quote: Samsebenum
      Is this theft ??
      Here they steal from us, so they steal ...

      About US corruption

      40% of the Pentagon’s Iraq contracts are “problematic” in terms of legislation.
      I am familiar with a considerable number of people who are convinced that corruption in the United States, if not destroyed, is certainly put on the shoulder blades. Naturally, every time a conversation comes about this and I say that corruption did not think to disappear anywhere, they make a surprised face and nod their heads. Wherein most of them are sure that corruption in Russia is worse than ever.
      Of course, such an understanding of the situation was formed during targeted information campaigns (both in the West and inside Russia) and even due to the short-sightedness of individual statesmen who forget about image losses for the country in their speeches. Of course, corruption exists in Russia, this is a common phenomenon, but if we talk about theft "at the top", then, perhaps, there are no special fundamental differences between Russia and the West (unless civil society is more active there, and the judicial system is somewhat more effective).
      Why am I comparing with the USA? For the reason that it is America that is usually cited in discussions as a kind of standard in all areas of life. Therefore, by the way, the recipes that are usually offered, right up to the political ones, are strangely similar to the American ones ... And it is this country that is trying to teach Russia how to fight corruption, and introduces all kinds of black lists there.
      So, when asked whether there is corruption in the United States and what extent it bears, the following example convincingly answers:
      “So, the Dubai-based Anham LLC takes $ 7,5 million from the Americans for a switch. Similar contracts with "strange deviations in the price of the company with the Americans - for $ 900 million. Anham LLC alone earned $ 300 million on circuit breakers alone. A $ 14,4 circuit breaker was sold to the Pentagon for $ 183, fragments of a sewer pipe worth $ 4500 - $ 1,41 each.
      Since the start of the Iraq war with the Pentagon, 34 contracts worth $ 728 billion have been concluded and executed by commercial entities. Boven claims that at least 35,9% of all these contracts are “problematic”.

      How do you like this scale? Almost 40% of contracts with overpricing by several orders of magnitude! Someone shouting about the terrible corruption that hit the American army? No no no. This is called "... are" problematic "and" ..arabic suppliers shamelessly inflate the Pentagon ... "Poor stupid military leaders ... Now it’s clear why, with all your desire, you will not find almost anything on the topic of corruption in the USA on the Internet?
      1. Ascetic
        Ascetic 14 November 2013 17: 58
        Once, the correspondent of one of the American publications, Vincent González from CBS News, could not contain the irony that at the beginning of the new century (in 2001) US Secretary of War Donald Rumsfeld was amazed that military auditors could not understand and determine where almost a quarter of America’s military budget had gone ... The minister decided to declare war on the American military bureaucracy, because the only thing that can be said about the disappeared money is that hundreds of billions of dollars were spent for something. But literally the very next day, according to journalist Gonzalez, a tragedy occurred in New York when two planes crashed into the twin towers, and against the backdrop of the need to fight international terrorism, everyone gradually forgot about the fight against American military democracy.

        From an article on VO Corruption in the US Army from May 20, 2013
  25. Tanysh
    Tanysh 14 November 2013 15: 09
    Maybe this is an attempt to whitewash Serdyukov, they say not only they steal from us. Let's see the result, how many thieves will receive and how much ours.
  26. andrei332809
    andrei332809 14 November 2013 15: 24
    even funny from the amount. modest people. Vasiliev should be sent to them for consultations.
  27. Averias
    Averias 14 November 2013 15: 31
    It is a pity that they hardly talk about the machinations of DARPA + Lockheed Martin + Petagon. Where they saw. On English-language sites, information sometimes flashes and is immediately overwritten. That's where the amounts are astronomical. I'm not even talking about the machinations in the field of ammunition, small arms and military personal electronics protection. Soldiers ran in "Dragon Skin" (not all is true), as they carried outdated automatic rifles in their hands, and they run. And only about the "miracle" helmets and information helmet-mounted tactical displays, they know only from science fiction films. All "weapons of future" are only on paper and don't always work in prototypes. But what a PR.
  28. karal
    karal 14 November 2013 16: 08
    Serdyukovskaya school!
    US Navy Officers Assign $ 1.6 Million Allocated to Special Forces
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  30. winkiller
    winkiller 14 November 2013 16: 44
    Few, criminally FEW. I propose to arrange the supply of Serdyukov and Vasilyev to the United States to transfer experience.
  31. Tan4ik
    Tan4ik 14 November 2013 17: 31
    This is normal...
  32. uzer 13
    uzer 13 14 November 2013 18: 19
    Everywhere they steal ...
    1. ia-ai00
      ia-ai00 14 November 2013 19: 55
      With this "realization" the ladies "reassure" themselves that not only government men steal ...?
  33. max73
    max73 14 November 2013 19: 03
    they steal something they steal everywhere. this is understandable ... but what about the silencers? failed al no?
  34. APASUS
    APASUS 14 November 2013 19: 56
    It was a long time ago, but the American newspapers investigated the "toilet case." The Pentagon installed a toilet for $ 900 for the military department at Boeing, and the installation of a toilet in the civilian version of the aircraft cost $ 156. Here are the journalists who figured out the difference?
  35. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 14 November 2013 20: 02

    Three senior officials from the leadership of the US Navy spent $ 1,6 million (and even minus $ 8 thousand).

    No, well, they definitely need to be invited for an "internship" with Surdyukov and Vasilyeva, otherwise, somehow very "modestly", not the same scale, not the same "scope" ...!
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  37. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 14 November 2013 21: 24
    Quote: ia-ai00

    Three senior officials from the leadership of the US Navy spent $ 1,6 million (and even minus $ 8 thousand).

    No, well, they definitely need to be invited for an "internship" with Surdyukov and Vasilyeva, otherwise, somehow very "modestly", not the same scale, not the same "scope" ...!

    Not to compare, in Russia they saw tens of millions, Yusovtsy manage to saw hundreds of billions - and not only from their budget, they at the same time saw the budgets of their allies closed to them - Japan, Korea, Britain, Canada, Australia and so on. And they saw an order of magnitude more masterly, with a velvet saw - so no one even scratches it about this. And these are simply amateurs - that’s why you’ve got to the little things.
  38. DimYang
    DimYang 14 November 2013 21: 57
    You pasojuts, but you do not steal. Like everywhere. Amer sailors, what is worse or something else of their military branches. They want to live the same way. Let’s next year steal half the Pentagon’s military budget.
  39. Marek Rozny
    Marek Rozny 15 November 2013 20: 10
    David and Mark Landersman. Ovey, the gesheft failed ... I feel sorry for the Latinos Carlos, who was paid only 8. Could and more. Too greedy.