Fugitive in massive Navy bribery case caught in Venezuela

  • This undated photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Leonard Francis, also known as “Fat Leonard,” who was on home confinement, and allegedly cut off his GPS ankle monitor and left his home on the morning of Sept. 4. (Courtesy of U.S. Marshals Service via AP)

SAN DIEGO — A Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” who orchestrated one of the largest bribery scandals in U.S. military history has been arrested in Venezuela after fleeing before his sentencing, authorities said Wednesday.