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

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 7:47 AM

Updated: Dec 16, 2013 7:47 AM

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.

Topics: Navy Vets-Scam Charges

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