Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Major GOP donor busted in vet charity scam

So it isn't just Kentucky where the Republican machine is suddenly on the verge of collapse?

For a decade, somebody answering to the name of Bobby Thompson collected millions of dollars for a supposed charity called the U.S. Navy Veterans Association (USNVA). This group claimed to provide support for America's fighting men and women.

But now it turns out the whole thing was a scam. Authorities now believe the charity was a fraud that actually gave all the money it raised to Republican politicians like George W. Bush and John McCain. Virginia's far-right Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli begged for funds from this fake charity - which became one of his biggest contributors. Those who donated to USNVA (who had no idea it was a GOP front) were scammed to the tune of $100,000,000.

Last night, federal marshals finally caught Thompson - but still haven't determined his real name. All they know is that he attended countless Republican fundraisers and the 2008 Republican National Convention.

And Cuccinelli is probably in a heap of trouble!

Between this scandal and being called out by the Occupy coalition, the past 8 months have been a bit challenging for the right-wing intelligentsia.


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