It’s the most shocking unknown tale of our era: a defense contractor who bribed Navy officers with cash, prostitutes and luxury items in return for multi-million-dollar deals.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In a PROJECT BRAZEN ORIGINALSnine-part podcast, with exclusive access to Fat Leonard himself, we reveal the true story of the misogynistic men at the heart of the Navy and the brave women who brought them down.
It’s a story for our times. Leonard could only have existed in the post 9/11 world of runaway defense spending. At the height of his powers he lived in a $130- million mansion and had a fleet of 20 luxury cars.
He secretly recorded orgies with some of the Navy’s most powerful men, one of the U.S. military’s worst ever security failures. China and Russia never could have done this much damage.
Now, as the U.S. pulls recklessly out of Afghanistan, Leonard is in detention – a symbol of the folly of the past 20 years. And as the trials of Navy officers involved with Leonard start early next year, we ask: Has there been a coverup in the Navy?