CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio trial of a onetime fugitive charged in a $100 million cross-country fraud under the guise of assisting Navy veterans enters its third day.
Witness testimony will resume Wednesday, a day after the former legal adviser to the charity at the center of the investigation told jurors how the supposed mastermind of the alleged scam resisted efforts to identify anyone else involved with the organization.
The 67-year-old defendant calls himself Bobby Thompson. Authorities identify him as Harvard-trained lawyer John Donald Cody.
The former legal adviser, Helen Mac Murray, testified in detail about how Thompson repeatedly turned aside any attempt she made to meet board members.
Thompson is charged with defrauding donors to the United States Navy Veterans Association, a charity based in Tampa, Fla.