Navy captain who moonlighted as Fat Leonard’s PR man is going to prison

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9 February 2019

A former U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesman who moonlighted as a PR guru for “Fat Leonard” Glenn Francis was sentenced to six months in prison Friday.

Retired Navy Capt. Jeffrey Breslau, left, was sentenced Friday for providing public affairs services to “Fat Leonard” Glenn Francis while serving as an active-duty PAO. He is shown here in 2012, taking command of a public affairs unit in Virginia, the same time he was moonlighting with Francis, according to court records. (U.S. Navy)

Now-retired Navy Capt. Jeffrey Breslau also must pay a $20,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service as part of the sentence handed down in a San Diego courtroom by U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino.

Breslau also must reimburse the Navy the $65,000 that Fat Leonard paid the captain “for insider advice that helped the contractor build a business empire that cost the Navy tens of millions of dollars,” according to a U.S. Justice Department release announcing the punishment.

He pleaded guilty in November to a criminal conflict of interest charge.

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