Monday, May 2, 2011

Amazing What This Guy Did

by Gary Snyder

Bobby Charles Thompson ran a bogus nationwide non-profit group, the U.S. Navy Veterans Association, and has been charged with aggravated theft, money laundering, identity fraud and corruption. He collected over $20 million and lavishly gave much of that money to politicians which gave him direct access to some of the leading politicians in America.

This is another case where the press uncovered the crime. Charity regulators were absent. Thompson disappeared after the St. Petersburg Times questioned him about some political donations and began publishing an investigative series. Shortly thereafter Ohio brought charges against him where authorities say he donated nearly $300,000 to political causes.

Authorities believe ‘Bobby Charles Thompson’ is not his real name. They are still clueless as to where he is and exactly where all the money went.

It is astounding that this person could get as close to the president and other elected officials without security clearance.

Nonprofit Imperative gathers its information principally from public documents...some of which are directly quoted. Virtually all cited are in some phase of criminal proceedings; some have not been charged, however. Cites in various media: Featured in print, broadcast, and online media outlets, including: Vermont Public Radio, Miami Herald, National Public Radio, Huffington Post, The Sun News, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Wall Street Journal (Profile, News and Photos), FOX2, ABC Spotlight on the News, WWJ Radio, Ethics World, Aspen Philanthropy Newsletter, Harvard Business Review, Current Affairs, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, St. Petersburg Times, B, USA Today Topics, ,, Responsive Philanthropy Magazine, New York Times...and many more • Nonprofits: On the Brink (iUniverse, 2006)
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