According to prosecutors, Francis had picked up the tab on widespread debauchery including a May 2008 „raging multi-day party, with a rotating carousel of prostitutes, during which the conspirators drank all of the Dom Perignon available at the Shangri-La“ hotel in Manila at a cost of more than $50,000.
In one port visit by the USS Blue Ridge in 2007, historical memorabilia in the MacArthur Suite at the Manila Hotel related to legendary US Army General Douglas MacArthur „were used by the participants in sexual acts,“ the indictment stated.
Was it the hat, the Ray-Bans and the corncob pipe?
Ah, Manila… > s i g h <
Ahem! Yes. Where was I? Oh, right– here’s more detail on this debacle, the scandal that won’t die.