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Ohio seeks 41 years for Navy vets charity scammer

December 15, 2013 • Business


FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, Bobby Thompson, who authorities have identified as Harvard-trained attorney John Donald Cody, looks at the jury as his verdict is read in Cleveland. Thompson was convicted of racketeering, theft, money laundering and other charges. Authorities believe he defrauded donors of up to $100 million in 41 states through the United States Navy Veterans Association, a charity he ran in Tampa, Fla. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — A mysterious figure convicted of masterminding a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud could spend the rest of his life in prison.

The defendant, who identifies himself as 67-year-old Bobby Thompson but who authorities say is Login to read more

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