12 October 2013 - A Florida lawyer was convicted of racketeering Friday night for his role in setting up a $300 million network of illegal casinos that posed as a charity for veterans.
RM: "We got a huge round of tax cuts in this country a few weeks before 9/11. Once 9/11 happened and we invaded Afghanistan, we kept the tax cuts anyway. How did we think we were going to pay for that war? Did we think it was free? Then, when we started a second simultaneous war in another country, we gave ourselves a second huge round of tax cuts. After that second war started. The wars, I guess, we thought would be free, don`t worry about it, civilians. Go about your business." 23 May 2013
Judge blocks Boehner, DeWine subpoenas
Which were attempted to be issued in this case below as to the political contribution's from Cody. In Virginia he managed to get a law passed, before as the scam was just being discovered, to make it easier in that state to play his con. The present first term AG, running for governor now, received a big contribution then held onto it for months while other states had started a nation, and world, wide man hunt for this Cody who was still only known under his fake name 'Bobby Thompson'!
Bobby Thompson trial spotlights part of his past life as John Cody, and subsequent charity claims
Kelly Mathis, 50, of Jacksonville, who was convicted in Seminole County Circuit Court in Sanford, was the first of 57 defendants to go on trial in a in a sprawling statewide gambling investigation that led to the resignation of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll in March.
Carroll, a Republican who in 2010 became the first African-American to be elected to statewide office in Florida, had been a public relations consultant to the organization and was questioned but never charged. read more>>>
October 10, 2013 - A voice from Bobby Thompson's distant past was heard Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court during his trial on charges of running a national veterans charity scam that duped donors out of more than $100 million from 2002-10.
"12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families." Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013: With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility
Authorities say that Thompson is a stolen identity used by John Donald Cody to set up the U.S. Navy Veterans Association (USNVA) nearly 20 years after he disappeared from his law practice in Sierra Vista, Ariz., in 1984.
Cody is wanted by the FBI in an espionage investigation, and faces federal fraud charges in Virginia, according to the prosecution in this case. read more>>>