The U.S. Navy Veterans Association con man whose name remains unknown is still in jail in Ohio. But now he’s facing new charges, and he has a new court-appointed lawyer.
And on Monday, in a Cleveland courtroom, the new mouthpiece actually asked that a judge release the man with no name on $1 million bond.
[Thompson's new] charges now include identity fraud, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, complicity to aggravated theft, money-laundering and tampering with records. Thompson was represented today by a new court-appointed attorney, Joseph Patituce, who asked Judge Robert C. McClelland to set bond at $1 million. Patituce noted that the charges are as yet unproven allegations, and said he needed Thompson out of jail to assist in review of more than 150,000 pages of documents involved in the case.
Ha! The request for bond suggests Thompson might actually be able to raise it, despite being caught with nearly $1 million in cash back when he was arrested in Portland.
His new lawyer obviously possesses a healthy amount of chutzpah, given that there is no way in the world any judge would release someone who has thus far refused to disclose his actual identity. If I was his lawyer I wouldn’t have even bothered to make the request.
But it makes you wonder: Where is the storage locker where ‘Thompson’ has his other nest egg stashed? I’d want to bid on that one when the rental comes up overdue.