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Nov. 12, 2013 -  The mysterious defendant charged in a $100 million, cross-country veterans charity fraud wanted to tell jurors his side of the story at his trial, but he skipped testifying Tuesday as his defense rested without calling witnesses.

His attorney said the defendant, who identifies himself as Bobby Thompson, 67, changed his mind about testifying, worried about his mental state if he faced an aggressive cross-examination. read more>>>

Wanted to update, especially after catching the photo of him in court, on this rip off con and his political slush fund. Also after so little was mentioned about him and his connection to Cuccinelli as he ran for Governor after getting and holding onto a huge contribution when he ran for Attorney General. Then did absolutely nothing for the residents, as AG, of Virginia as the rest of the Country had a huge manhunt for this scumbag!!

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  •  Tip Jar (24+ / 0-)

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 03:46:14 PM PST

  •  $100 million!!! (4+ / 0-)

    What the heck did he do with so much money?  

    The defendant, eventually identified through military fingerprint records, disappeared for almost two years after his 2010 indictment. He was arrested last year in Portland, Ore., where agents and deputy marshals found fake IDs and a suitcase containing $980,000 in cash.
    How did this idiot pull it off?

    So he gave some to some Repugs to appear official with the teabaggers.

    But he's a greedy idiot.  If I had $1M and I wanted to disappear nobody would find me.

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 03:52:59 PM PST

    •  Well (6+ / 0-)

      Cuccinelli reportedly got some $55 to $65 grand, Virginia got a law passed so he could grift even easier. Than as the manhunt started when the con was finally discovered he did absolutely nothing as the newly elected AG and held onto the cash for months, finally giving it to an actual veterans org.!! He was giving thousands to campaigns, reason for the pics and there's more of them. Some Dems in Virginia, legislature, got to get the law passed but quickly gave the money up as the scam came to light.

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 04:00:15 PM PST

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    •  As to 'disappearing' (6+ / 0-)

      Unless he knew before hand, apparently not, a crooked plastic surgeon he had his mug on plenty of photo's and he didn't look like he was much in masking his own looks by himself. They caught his girlfriend in the Charlotte airport, I think on her way trying to get out of the country, about a year after the manhunt started. She's serving her time now.

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 04:05:59 PM PST

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    •  He also gave money to Boehner and GW Bush. (6+ / 0-)

      It looks like he gave money to politicians so that he could get his picture taken with them to give an air of respectability to his fraud scheme.

      •  They tried (6+ / 0-)

        To subpoena the boehner and the AG of ohio, a couple of others as well, for the rial, naturally the judge didn't allow. I would have liked to have seen boehner on the stand, especially what with all that has been going on, though anytime would have been similar!

        "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

        by jimstaro on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 04:26:48 PM PST

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    •  Oh ya on this (4+ / 0-)
      How did this idiot pull it off?
      He started it with the bushco wars and kept it going as, think what was and wasn't going on under bushco, much was rising from that bush. Think the Justice Department, think the Congress controlled all by tepubs, think the almost total lack of oversite, lack of regulating, lack of.................................it just went on and on, that also started the rise of the extremist elements within, they became teabags.

      Plus under the bushco, you got cash you don't get questioned!!!!!!!

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 04:44:45 PM PST

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  •  he's certainly got the "con" part of the routine (2+ / 0-)
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    down to an art. from the photo, he looks like he's milking the insanity defense for all it's worth. everytime i see ads for wounded/homeless vets i'm always skeptical b/c of scumbags like this guy.

    thanks for the diary. tip'd & rec'd

    •  His phony org (1+ / 0-)
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      Was highly touted by wingnut sites especially those who might be veterans, or at least calling themselves that, often posting up the good he was doing or the phony organization was doing, there's extremely little proof he ever did anything for any veterans.

      I visited the site just once and was instantly suspect. Plenty of 'patriotic' photo's but that wasn't the turnoff, it had blaring 'patriotic' music as soon as you entered the site, that was an instant tip off, very few of any sites had been doing that as those who had before found it to be offensive for those visiting, you post up music you put a link or player on the site and it's the visitors choice. Just like ads blasting ya without you clicking on them.

      When the reporting started and grew those sites started scrubbing, with no mention why, anything they had on about as well as mentions of!!

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 04:16:42 AM PST

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    •  It seemed real fitting, (1+ / 0-)
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      Had been following this since the beginning, to post up about on the day after Veterans day after I saw this report and that photo of him!

      Just like you said, he's still playing the 'con'!!

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 04:18:22 AM PST

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