28-year sentence in Ohio in $100M charity scam
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:18:47 GMT —
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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