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U.S. Navy Veterans Scam

Bobby Thompson ran the U.S. Navy Veterans Association in Tampa for eight years, raising nearly $100 million from donors nationwide. In March 2010, the Tampa Bay Times exposed Navy Veterans as a sham. Its offices were UPS mail drops, its directors nonexistent, its donations to former military minimal. Even Thompson's identity was fake. It turns out Bobby Thompson — whose true identity, as determined from his fingerprints on Oct. 1, 2012 — is John Donald Cody, a former military intelligence officer wanted by the FBI for fraud and espionage. These photos show the lies and deceptions behind the elusive John Cody.


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