Ohio Attorney General: New indictment in Navy charity scam

CLEVELAND - An Ohio grand jury has reindicted a former fugitive accused of running a $100 million scam collecting donations for Navy veterans.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the 24-count indictment against the man, who goes by Bobby Thompson, reflects new information since two previous indictments in 2010. Charges filed Wednesday by the Cleveland grand jury includes identity fraud and complicity to money laundering.

Authorities said it's unclear what the man's true identity is, and he has signed court documents as "Mr. X." They said he defrauded donors of up to $100 million in 41 states, including $2 million in Ohio. A fraction of the money has been found.

The man will be arraigned July 30. His attorney did not immediately return a message Wednesday.

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