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      28-year sentence in Ohio in $100M charity scam

      Thompson was convicted last month of racketeering, theft, money laundering and identity theft

      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.

      (Copyright ©2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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