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Singapore-based defence contractor faces California court over ‘Fat Leonard’ scandal that cost US Navy millions

A former executive for a Singapore-based defence contractor linked to a sweeping corruption scandal that cost the US Navy some US $35 million appeared this week in a California courtroom to face federal charges.Pornpun “Yin” Settaphakorn appeared before a judge in San Diego and was ordered detained pending another hearing next month.Settephakorn, of Thailand, was extradited from that country last week, according to a statement from the US attorney’s office.‘Fat Leonard’s’ strange tale of…

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