A jury reached a verdict in the case against the alleged mastermind of a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud and will announce its decision Thursday morning.
CLEVELAND - A jury has been selected in the Cleveland trial of a onetime fugitive charged in a $100 million multistate fraud under the guise of helping Navy veterans.
The Plain Dealer reports 10 women and two men were chosen Tuesday, along with four alternates. They're expected to hear opening statements and witness testimony starting Monday.
The 67-year-old defendant calls himself Bobby Thompson, but authorities identify him as lawyer and former military intelligence officer John Donald Cody. He's charged with defrauding donors to a reputed charity, the United States Navy Veterans Association based in Tampa, Fla.
He could face 40 years in prison if convicted. The judge said he'd consider a much shorter sentence if the defendant pleaded guilty, but that offer wasn't immediately accepted and the trial moved forward.
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Lawyers for the state of Ohio have detailed for jurors their case against a man charged with masterminding a $100 million multistate fraud under the guise of helping Navy veterans.
A jury has been selected in the Cleveland trial of a onetime fugitive charged in a $100 million multistate fraud under the guise of helping Navy veterans.
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