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Man who bilked millions in Navy charity scam gets 28 years
CNN ^ | Mon December 16, 2013

Posted on 12/16/2013 11:31:26 AM PST by BenLurkin

The man, who calls himself Bobby Thompson -- but who authorities say is lawyer and former Army Capt. John Donald Cody -- also was ordered to pay more than $6 million in fines and more than $330,000 to cover court and prosecution costs, said Ronald Brown, bailiff at the Cuyahoga County court.

The defendant was convicted last month of running a telemarketing scam through his Florida-based U.S. Navy Veterans Association. Authorities said the charity raised about $100 million from donors across the country from 2002 to 2010, but little went to help veterans, The Plain Dealer newspaper of Cleveland reported.

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1 posted on 12/16/2013 11:31:26 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

$100 MILLION bilked? Holy cow.


2 posted on 12/16/2013 11:32:02 AM PST by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Story does’nt mention party affiliation = Democrat.


3 posted on 12/16/2013 11:38:30 AM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: BenLurkin

Sean Hannity?


4 posted on 12/16/2013 11:40:53 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: BenLurkin
Investigators said they found almost $1 million in a storage unit during the arrest.

I hope he was spraying it with insecticide to keep the silverfish off.

5 posted on 12/16/2013 11:41:00 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: BenLurkin

He’d better hope he doesn’t run into any veterans in prison.


6 posted on 12/16/2013 11:41:42 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: montag813

Wow. A hundred million, and he’s not working for the government??

Obama may hire this guy


7 posted on 12/16/2013 11:46:27 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: BenLurkin

If one reads the financials of most so called charities one well find out that the CEOs and boards pay them selves very very well.


8 posted on 12/16/2013 11:49:39 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: montag813

Crimes of this magnitude go beyond party affiliation. It’s sociopathic, where you truly don’t give a damn whose lives you affect by gobbling up more money. For some who have this illness, the main thrill is getting away with as much as you can for as long as you can.
If he is intelligent and enterprising enough to corral this kind of cash, think of the good he could have facilitated.
Look on his cell phones, you’ll probably see portraits of some of his heroes, like Bernie Madoff, or P.T. Barnum or Machevelli.


9 posted on 12/16/2013 11:52:15 AM PST by lee martell
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To: BenLurkin

Doesn’t United Way only contribute 5% to 10% they collect? If this guy would have sent in 10% to Wounded Warriors, would have been legit?


10 posted on 12/16/2013 11:59:24 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: BenLurkin
The GAME MUST continue... until it's DONE..
UNless the elite political class is pulled down...
click for VIDEO--


11 posted on 12/16/2013 12:00:49 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: riverrunner
CEOs and boards pay them selves very very well.

I suppose that the American Red Cross is a good organization. But its president has a pay of $500,000 per year plus expenses. I'm not okay with that.

So I don't donate to the Red Cross. I donate to the Salvation Army instead.

12 posted on 12/16/2013 12:03:59 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: BenLurkin
John Cody prior to this arrest was wanted by the FBI for charges that included ESPIONAGE. Google Images search "Bobby Thommpson" & "United State Navy Veterans Association" will yield him pictured with George W Bush and Rep Bohener amongst many others.

Cody has always been an genious wierdo.

13 posted on 12/16/2013 12:12:43 PM PST by Tugo (POTUS = Marxist)
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To: Lx

United Way does 80-90% of the money they collect. Depends on which one though as there are a bunch of different ones. http://www.charitynavigator.org/


14 posted on 12/16/2013 12:27:55 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Leaning Right

I don’t really have a problem with that. If you want talented people you need to pay them appropriately.


15 posted on 12/16/2013 12:28:59 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: lee martell
*Bernie Madoff, or P.T. Barnum or Machevelli.*

OR THE GRIFTER GOING FOR THE BIGGEST SCAM OF ALL:

Algore!

The AGW hoax could wind up costing $700 Trillion

16 posted on 12/16/2013 12:30:40 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: driftdiver
United Way does 80-90% of the money they collect. Depends on which one though as there are a bunch of different ones.

I'm shocked it's that high, years ago, when their CEO was busted for stealing money, I recall reading that their administrative costs ate up almost 90% of donations. But, looking through that website, I did see numerous United Way organizations. That means some could be run better than others.

17 posted on 12/16/2013 12:37:33 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: PATRIOT1876

Al Gore is unfortunately successful beyond belief. He could almost buy and sell Soros at this point. Al pays a price for all these ill gotten gains, he likely has 24hour guards working for him. Al Gore did not deserve a Nobel Prize, but he does deserve an Oscar Academy Award from his zombies for being The Most Sympathetic Evil-Doer now known.


18 posted on 12/16/2013 12:38:55 PM PST by lee martell
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To: BenLurkin

The military should take complete care of veterans for whatever they need. There should be no deficiency in government support that needs private supplementing. These private fund raisers are a disgrace.


19 posted on 12/16/2013 12:42:41 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Lx

I don’t support them because of who they give money too. That and when I was in the air force we were forced to donate money to them.


20 posted on 12/16/2013 12:43:46 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JaguarXKE
Story does’nt mention party affiliation = Democrat.

Nope. Gave most of his campaign donations to Republicans, especially in Virginia. He was the second largest donor to Ken Cuccinelli's campaign for Attorney General and also gave big to Bob McDonnell.
21 posted on 12/16/2013 1:11:20 PM PST by drjimmy
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To: drjimmy

Then I’m very surprised the AP didn’t mention that. An oversight I’m sure.


22 posted on 12/16/2013 1:23:21 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: BenLurkin

When do they go after Jane Fonda’s Charity.?


23 posted on 12/16/2013 1:31:56 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: montag813

“$100 MILLION bilked? Holy cow.”

Just hope that Alan Grayson was one of his “customers.”


24 posted on 12/16/2013 2:57:58 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Tugo

Knew this man 34 years ago. Pompous & arrogant. University of Virginia ROTC grad. Army intelligence officer presumably & coincidently suffered radiation injuries to his eyes. Onwards to Harvard law school and graduate school in the Philippines. Known for a pomp adore hair style and constant use of eye drops. Thereafter he settled in Arizona to chase ambulances. Ripped off some folks then went underground for 16 years.

Yup. HE Was wanted by FBI. ESpionage. A snowdenesk character. He knows stuff and the fibbies want to get him.


25 posted on 12/16/2013 3:46:38 PM PST by Broker (Never submit!)
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To: vette6387

Wait til they crack open Wounded Warriors books


26 posted on 12/16/2013 4:35:28 PM PST by Broker (Never submit!)
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To: montag813

They should confiscate all that he has, including his family, if he had one, and all that they have.


27 posted on 12/16/2013 6:14:22 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: BenLurkin

Pictures with his “pals”:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2524752/John-Donald-Cody-sentencing-Navy-defrauder-sentenced-28-years-jail-100-million-charity-scam.html


28 posted on 12/16/2013 6:22:55 PM PST by Broker (Never submit!)
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To: SgtHooper

He has NOBODy. Born in Hoboken NJ. No known family. FBI was clueless. Liked hookers, needed cash


29 posted on 12/16/2013 6:24:56 PM PST by Broker (Never submit!)
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To: Broker

he must have liked them a whole heck of a lot.


30 posted on 12/16/2013 6:26:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Leaning Right

My WWII vet parents alway said how much they (and all the other vets) hated the Red Cross and would never give a cent to them. Lots of bad experiences during the war, I guess. Always had nothing but good to say about the Salvation Army.


31 posted on 12/16/2013 7:18:14 PM PST by Imnidiot (This space for Rent)
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To: Broker

Ping


32 posted on 12/17/2013 4:47:31 AM PST by Tugo (POTUS = Marxist)
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To: Tugo

Asian Institute of Management. Graduated 1979, degree MM; Master in Management.


33 posted on 12/19/2013 5:04:04 PM PST by Broker (Never submit!)
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