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28-year sentence in $100M Navy charity scam


CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland has handed 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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