Monday, October 25, 2010

Veterans: The Group that the Imposter Cheated

I would suggest this goes further then Ohio, as this right wing political slush fund was Nationwide in collecting and other states are investigation. Know this piece of scum or any who were close to him, give a hand in bringing him out of the shadows, his girlfriend was captured in Charlotte airport a few weeks back.

Cordray Enlists Ohio Veterans to Help Find Money

25 October 2010 - A man who falsely identified himself as “Bobby Thompson,” director of the U.S. Navy Veterans Association, is wanted by Ohio authorities, and Attorney General Richard Cordray is turning to Ohio veterans – the group that the imposter cheated – to help find him.

“There are almost one million veterans who live in Ohio,” Cordray said. “Those are men and women who put their life on the line for our country. The man who presented himself as ‘Bobby Thompson’ traded on their honorable reputation and service to benefit himself.”

On October 13, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Thompson and an associate, Blanca Contreras, on one count of aggravated theft, money laundering, and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity based on their misappropriation of millions of dollars from this fraudulent charity. On October 15, Contreras was arrested in North Carolina and she is expected to appear in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court next week. Thompson remains at large.

Cordray said that “Bobby Thompson” allegedly stole the identity of a man with the same name in Washington State and has apparently also been using another stolen identity in the name of “Ronnie Brittain.” Since 2002, the U.S. Navy Veterans Association has reportedly raised nearly $100 million nationally, but investigators believe very little of that money actually benefitted veterans. About $1.9 million was raised from Ohioans.

“Thompson’s bogus organization used UPS mailboxes in Lancaster and Cincinnati to collect donations,” Cordray said. “We also know that Thompson claimed to have connections in the Cleveland area and that, in his role as the head of his organization, he traveled extensively to visit veterans’ organizations across the country. We ask Ohio veterans to please contact my office if they ever met Bobby Thompson or dealt with the U.S. Navy Veterans Association.” {read rest}

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