The game inside the game
The man accused of setting up a fake Navel charity and bilking donors of millions of dollars was already a fugitive with a fake identity:
Sometime between 1987, when an arrest warrant was issued for Cody on fraud charges, and the early 2000s, Cody allegedly reinvented himself as Bobby Thompson, and then succeeded in scamming his way into photo-ops with some of the most powerful politicians in the country, including then-President George W. Bush, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and then-House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH). “Thompson” and at least one other associate took in almost $100 million in donations from people in forty-one states for the U.S. Navy Veterans Association, which was a sham organization, and authorities believe Cody made away with millions. He vanished in 2010, after learning that ‘Thompson” was the subject of a criminal investigation.
The FBI poster indicated that Cody did not have tear ducts and constantly used eye drops. It also mentioned that he practiced law in Sierra Vista, Ariz.