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DiabloViejo
05-02-2012, 02:22 PM
Major GOP donor arrested in $100 million veteran charity scam
By David Edwards
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 11:17 EDT
The Raw Story (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/02/major-gop-donor-arrested-in-100-million-veteran-charity-scam/)

The U.S. Marshal Service announced Tuesday that it had captured one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives who is accused of creating a fake charity for Navy veterans that funneled some of the $100 million collected to Republican candidates.

Between the early 2000s and 2010, a man using the alias “Bobby Thompson” collected millions from unsuspecting donors for the charity U.S. Navy Veterans Association (USNVA), which claimed to provide support for members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Officials believe that very little, if any, of the money was ever used as intended, according to the U.S. Marshal Service.

To help legitimize his charity, Thompson allegedly donated part of the ill-gotten funds to Republican candidates like former President George W. Bush, former Republican presidential candidate John McCain and House Speaker John Boehner.

Republican Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli reportedly personally pleaded with Thompson for donations and received $55,000 for his effort, making Thompson Cuccinelli’s second-largest donor. Cuccinelli was eventually forced to turn over the tainted money to veterans support groups.

Over the years, Thompson also attended the 2008 Republican National Convention and numerous fundraisers. The Roanoke Times obtained photos of Thompson posing with Bush, Boehner and McCain — as well as Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL), former Bush adviser Karl Rove and former Republican New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Thompson fled in 2010 after learning of a criminal investigation in several states. He was later charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, identity theft, fraud and money laundering.

A team of Deputy U.S. Marshals captured the fugitive in Portland, Oregon at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday night. Authorities were still unaware of Thompson’s real name and he refused to make a statement.

“This was one of our most challenging fugitive investigations to date,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said in a press advisory. “Our investigators followed up leads all over the nation. Their diligence and dedication directly led to the arrest in Portland. I am proud of everyone that worked on this investigation and their efforts have brought this scam artist to justice.”

Thompson is now being held in Multnomah County Jail while he waits to be extradited to Northern Ohio.

Sev
05-02-2012, 02:30 PM
Once convicted he should be executed.

eg8r
05-02-2012, 03:05 PM
LOL, or we could just follow the law of the land and put him in the slammer. However that would just piss qtip and diablow off because there are way too many people in jail so they vote to just let him go.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
05-02-2012, 03:10 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Major GOP donor arrested in $100 million veteran charity scam
By David Edwards
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 11:17 EDT
The Raw Story (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/02/major-gop-donor-arrested-in-100-million-veteran-charity-scam/)

The U.S. Marshal Service announced Tuesday that it had captured one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives who is accused of creating a fake charity for Navy veterans that funneled some of the $100 million collected to Republican candidates.

Between the early 2000s and 2010, a man using the alias “Bobby Thompson” collected millions from unsuspecting donors for the charity U.S. Navy Veterans Association (USNVA), which claimed to provide support for members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Officials believe that very little, if any, of the money was ever used as intended, according to the U.S. Marshal Service.

To help legitimize his charity, Thompson allegedly donated part of the ill-gotten funds to Republican candidates like former President George W. Bush, former Republican presidential candidate John McCain and House Speaker John Boehner.

Republican Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli reportedly personally pleaded with Thompson for donations and received $55,000 for his effort, making Thompson Cuccinelli’s second-largest donor. Cuccinelli was eventually forced to turn over the tainted money to veterans support groups.

Over the years, Thompson also attended the 2008 Republican National Convention and numerous fundraisers. The Roanoke Times obtained photos of Thompson posing with Bush, Boehner and McCain — as well as Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL), former Bush adviser Karl Rove and former Republican New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Thompson fled in 2010 after learning of a criminal investigation in several states. He was later charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, identity theft, fraud and money laundering.

A team of Deputy U.S. Marshals captured the fugitive in Portland, Oregon at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday night. Authorities were still unaware of Thompson’s real name and he refused to make a statement.

“This was one of our most challenging fugitive investigations to date,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said in a press advisory. “Our investigators followed up leads all over the nation. Their diligence and dedication directly led to the arrest in Portland. I am proud of everyone that worked on this investigation and their efforts have brought this scam artist to justice.”

Thompson is now being held in Multnomah County Jail while he waits to be extradited to Northern Ohio.

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Another Republican PIG! This country is crawling with them!

G.

DiabloViejo
05-02-2012, 03:37 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LOL, or we could just follow the law of the land and put him in the slammer. However that would just piss qtip and diablow off because there are way too many people in jail so they vote to just let him go.

eg8r </div></div>

Boy, were you born a douche, or have you worked at it your whole life?

eg8r
05-02-2012, 06:51 PM
LOL, are you saying I am almost like you? Nah, that would be much too nice a description for you wouldn't it be? Sorry diablow but you are the idiot that keeps repeating the fact that we send too many people to jail.

eg8r

Sev
05-02-2012, 06:58 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LOL, or we could just follow the law of the land and put him in the slammer. However that would just piss qtip and diablow off because there are way too many people in jail so they vote to just let him go.

eg8r </div></div>

We should bring back crucification.
Attach them to outside the prison walls and let their bone bleach in the sun for all the new convicts to see as they enter.

eg8r
05-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Well considering it was not that long ago that I changed my position on capital punishment I don't think I would be voting for crucifying any convicts. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I do however feel if someone is found guilty in a court of law then the law should be thrown at them.

eg8r

DiabloViejo
05-03-2012, 01:49 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LOL, are you saying I am almost like you? Nah, that would be much too nice a description for you wouldn't it be? Sorry diablow but you are the idiot that keeps repeating the fact that we send too many people to jail.

eg8r </div></div>

What makes you think that I would want to, or claim to be anything like you? Why on earth would I want to be even remotely thought of as being anything like you?

Now, as regards the second part of your statement...we are already NUMBER ONE in the world in the number of citizens incarcerated per capita..ahead of Communist China, ahead of North Korea, ahead of Russia and this is a good thing because.....c'mon dude tell us why it's a good thing! Of course nothing in this thread had anything to do with my views on the subject so, of course you pulled that out of your butt in a vain and ignorant attempt to sidetrack the conversation! LOL, what a dweeb you are!

LWW
05-03-2012, 05:39 AM
Lock him up.

Now wo on the left will say the same about Corzine?

eg8r
05-03-2012, 07:09 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What makes you think that I would want to, or claim to be anything like you? Why on earth would I want to be even remotely thought of as being anything like you?
</div></div>LOL, you quoted what I posted but I guess you did not read/comprehend it. I started off pointing out that you were noticing the similarities between the two of us but then against better judgement I was reminded that you were actually much much worse.

LOL, and then you go off proving my initial response as correct. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif Thanks.

eg8r

DiabloViejo
05-03-2012, 06:28 PM
I'll say it: John Corzine is a criminal, a lying sack of sh*t and he belongs in jail for a long, long time.

Now, here's the part where you get to tell me what I've won! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

Soflasnapper
05-03-2012, 07:15 PM
I'm not sure he is that.

They found the money, and about 80% is able to be returned to those customers, with more to come.

Apparently, some large fraction went to the firm's UK accounts, and some other large fraction went to the firm's commodity account holders, and it is all being redirected properly back to their prior legitimate owners.

If I were the customers, this would more than slightly sour me on the firm and I'd quit it (boy and howdy!), but I don't know the crime involved if it was bad accounting. Unless bad accounting was just the cover story, which is possible, but if the money is found lying around, it was a far from successful heist. (Not that an attempted heist is not a crime, of course, but what is the theory that it was such an attempt?)