Mastermind of Navy veterans fraud will be tried in Ohio

John Donald Cody is accused of defrauding people out of $100 million.

Aone-time fugitive is headed to trial today for allegedly masterminding a $100million multi-state fraud under the guise of helping Navy veterans.{} The scam covers 41 states, including close to$2 million in Ohio.

Thedefendant calls himself Bobby Thompson, but authorities say he'sHarvard-trained lawyer and former military intelligence officer John DonaldCody.

Cody willbe tried in Cleveland for allegedly defrauding people who donated to the UnitedStates Navy Veterans Association.