28-Year Sentence in Ohio in $100M Charity Scam

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CLEVELAND (AP) - A judge in Cleveland hands down a 28-year sentence to a man convicted of masterminding a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud.

Judge Steven Gall also ordered the defendant who identifies himself as 67-year-old Bobby Thompson to pay a $6 million fine. Authorities say the man is Harvard-trained attorney John Donald Cody.

The prosecution had asked for a 41-year sentence and $6.3 million fine.

The defense has asked for a new trial, and his attorney has questioned the defendant's mental state.

Thompson was convicted last month of racketeering, theft, money laundering and identity theft.

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