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FRAUD Man Gets 28 Years for Vets Scam Mark Duncan/AP

Man Gets 28 Years for Vets Scam

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.”

December 16, 2013 12:35 PM