The Justice Department has declined to prosecute Vice Adm. Ted Branch, the former deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, in relation to the “Fat Leonard” scandal. The U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) Press reported Sept. 24 that the Justice Department has decided to refer Branch’s case to the Navy for review. A Navy spokesman said that Branch still could face action, should the service’s Consolidated Disposition Authority choose to do so after reviewing the case. The “Fat Leonard” scandal has caught numerous Navy officers, including three admirals who were censured for their role. The name refers to a corrupt vendor who bribed officials with travel, hotels, show tickets and prostitutes in exchange for favorable treatment.