Man Gets 28 Years for Vets Scam

    John Donald Cody speaks during his sentencing on racketeering, theft, money laundering charges Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Cleveland. Cody, using the stolen identity Bobby Thompson, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for defrauding donors of up to $100 million in 41 states through the United States Navy Veterans Association, a charity he ran in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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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.”

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