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    Mysterious 'Mr. X', Alleged Vets Charity Scammer, To Take the Stand

    Mysterious 'Mr. X', Alleged Vets Charity Scammer, To Take the Stand

    The flamboyant man, whose real name is believed to be John Donald Cody, is expected to take the stand Tuesday morning in a Cleveland courtroom. He is accused of running a bogus U.S. Navy veterans charity for years, using some of the proceeds for political donations to high-ranking politicians including former President George W. Bush and Speaker of the House John Boehner, and eventually vanishing with over $100 million in ill-gotten cash.

    Prosecutors say Cody ran the whole scheme using false identities to hide his alleged crimes, and to mask his escape from Florida to Oregon, where he was finally taken into custody last May after what a U.S. Marshal called "one of our most challenging fugitive investigations to date."


    On the stand, Cody is expected for the first time to explain how he came to run the nationwide charity called the U.S. Navy Veterans Association and, according to his attorney, explain how the charity operation was blessed by the CIA as part of an elaborate plot to court political support.
    I looked this guy up and he has donated to both Republicans and Democrats. Hopefully, he'll be sentenced harshly for scamming so many people and all those politicians who took money from him will give back the donations.
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    Re: Mysterious 'Mr. X', Alleged Vets Charity Scammer, To Take the Stand

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    I looked this guy up and he has donated to both Republicans and Democrats. Hopefully, he'll be sentenced harshly for scamming so many people and all those politicians who took money from him will give back the donations.
    Better yet, instead of returning donations to the douchebag, give a matching donation to a legit veteran's charity like Wounded Warriors.

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    Re: Mysterious 'Mr. X', Alleged Vets Charity Scammer, To Take the Stand

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    Better yet, instead of returning donations to the douchebag, give a matching donation to a legit veteran's charity like Wounded Warriors.
    When I mean give back the donations, I meant to the people who gave them out.
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    Re: Mysterious 'Mr. X', Alleged Vets Charity Scammer, To Take the Stand

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    When I mean give back the donations, I meant to the people who gave them out.
    If the people intended it go to charity. then it should go to charity.

    Interesting that the guy has some sort of intelligence connection, had a wanted poster on him for espionage, and he is only facing state charges.

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