A Malaysian defence contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” who orchestrated one of the largest bribery scandals in U.S. military history has been arrested in Venezuela after fleeing before his sentencing, authorities said Wednesday.
The international search for Leonard Glenn Francis, 57, ended with his arrest by Venezuelan authorities Tuesday morning at the Caracas airport as he was about to board an airplane for another country, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
Here are some details about Francis’s remarkable case and escape just days before he was to be sentenced.
Who is he?
Francis built a massive business, in large part fulfilling U.S. military contracts for supplies through
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