Former Top Navy Official Arrested on Bribery and Conspiracy Charges – EVOL

A retired Navy admiral has been arrested in Florida on multiple charges related to a bribery scheme, according to reports.

The Department of Justice implicated Retired Navy Adm. Robert Burke and two others in the scheme, The Hill reported.

Burke is accused of allegedly exchanging government contracts in exchange for employment opportunities.

The former vice chief of naval operations for the U.S. Navy was charged with bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery in a Florida court Friday.

Alleged co-conspirators Yongchul “Charlie” Kim and Meghan Messenger were charged with the same crimes.

Burke faces additional charges for “performing acts affecting a personal financial interest and concealing material facts from the United States,” a statement from the Justice Department noted.

The newly unsealed indictment said that Burke, who lives in Florida, was active in the military at the time of the alleged crime.

If convicted, the 66-year-old could serve up to 30 years in prison.

Kim and Messenger could each serve up to 20 years in prison if they’re found guilty.

Burke spent decades in the service and, at one time, was the second-highest-ranking officer in the Navy, Fox News reported.

Kim and Messenger were co-CEOs for a company not named in



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