Man Gets 28 Years for Vets Scam

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An Ohio man received 28 years in prison on Monday after being convicted of running a fake charity for U.S. Navy veterans. The fraudulent charity raised almost $100 million from donors in 40 states. John Donald Cody, 67, also known as Bobby Thompson, was also fined $6 million. Cody is a Harvard-trained lawyer who was a former member of the U.S. Army’s military intelligence unit. He has also been accused of embezzling from an estate, and he appeared on an FBI poster for “espionage.”