SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Redacted Navy documents and the command history of Navy Region Southwest Commander Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar indicate she was investigated in connection with the so-called "Fat Leonard" scandal and had received gifts from the contractor in 1998.
A female officer on-board the salvage ship Salvor accepted gifts in the form of a hotel room, dinner, drinks, entertainment and a golf outing in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, in August 1998, according to a memo signed by Adm. Philip S. Davidson in July 2017.
Although her name was redacted from the documents, Bolivar, a Navy deep sea diver, was the commanding officer of the Salvor in 1998 when the offenses occurred. A lieutenant commander at the time, Bolivar was in charge of the ship from January 1998 through January 2000, Navy records show.
Typically this class of ship carried six officers. Few officers fit the description Davidson provides in his memo.
Adm. Mark Montgomery. Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Robin Peak/U.S. Navy
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