CLEVELAND -- A judge has sentenced a man to 28-years in prison for masterminding a $100 million Navy veterans charity fraud.
As part of that sentence, the man known as Bobby Thompson will have to spend each Veterans Day in solitary confinement. The judge also ordered Thompson, who authorities say is Harvard-trained lawyer, John Donald Cody, to pay a $6 million fine.
Prosecutors had requested a 41-year prison term and a $6.3 million fine. The defense has asked for a new trial questioning the defendant's mental state.
Thompson was convicted last month of racketeering, theft, money laundering and identity theft in connection with money taken from the United States Navy Veterans Association, a charity he ran out of Florida.
Authorities arrested him in Portland, Oregon.