A Navy captain was sentenced to 46 months in prison on March 25 for disclosing classified information to a foreign contractor in exchange for bribes of alcohol, luxury hotel stays and prostitutes.

Capt. Daniel Dusek had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery in January, when he admitted to accepting kickbacks in his role as Deputy Director of Operations for the Seventh Fleet.

"Captain Dusek's betrayal is the most distressing because the Navy placed so much trust, power and authority in his hands," said U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy, in a statement.   "This is a fitting sentence for a man who was so valuable that his conspirators labeled him their 'Golden Asset.'"

Dusek acknowledged that while serving in the Seventh Fleet, as executive officer of the USS Essex and the commanding officer of the USS Bonhomme Richard, he delivered ship schedules to executives at Glenn Defense Marine Asia, who provide port services to Navy ships at facilities throughout the Pacific.

DOJ officials said that on "dozens of occasions," Dusek delivered ship schedules to GDMA offices or emailed them to executive Leonard Glenn Francis while concealing the messages from Navy officials.

In return, GDMA paid for Dusek and his family to stay at the Marriott Waikiki in Hawaii in July 2010. The contractor later paid for the captain to stay at the Shangri-La in Makati, Philippines and retain the services of prostitutes on in Aug. 5, 2010.

Francis later asked Dusek to direct the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and its strike group to a GDMA-controlled terminal at Port Klang, Malaysia. The captain emailed back in late August 2010 that he would carry out the request, telling Francis that "everyone in agreement that the next [Carrier Strike Group] through the [area of responsibility] will stop at PKCC.  Dates will be 08-12 Oct."

DOJ officials said the port visit cost the federal government $1.6 million.

On Sept. 17, 2013, as the Navy began to crack down on a vast bribery network, Dusek attempted to cover his tracks by deleing emails, officials said. To date, 10 individuals have been charged for their role in the bribery scheme, including five Navy officers, a Department of Defense civilian employee and a Naval Criminal Investigative Service special agent.

Former GDMA employee Alex Wisidagama was also sentenced to 63 months and must pay $34.8 million in restitution to the Navy.

Dusek's sentence includes a $70,000 fine and $30,000 in restitution to the Navy. He will report to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on June 15.

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