Sunday, November 21, 2010

Suspected con man "Bobby Thompson" is now on 'America's Most Wanted'

Fugitive from justice gave tens of thousands of dollars to Minnesota Republicans, including Michele Bachmann and Norm Coleman, which likely came from charitable donations to "Thompson's" sham veterans organization.

By Karl Bremer

The man known as "Bobby Thompson" for years was the poster boy for Republican donors, spreading tens of thousands of dollars around to Michele Bachmann, Norm Coleman and Minnesota House Republicans, among others. Now, he's a poster boy of a different type - "Bobby" is featured on "America's Most Wanted."

The AMW site describes how St. Petersburg Times reporter Jeff Testerman happened on the trail of "Bobby Thompson" two years ago:

In 2008, a St. Petersburg Times reporter, Jeff Testerman, was looking into a local political story when he noticed the U.S. Navy Veterans Association was a contributor to a local county commissioner's campaign.

Seeking a quote from the group, Jeff made multiple calls, leaving multiple messages. But in six months of searching, despite 85 USNVA board members, they could only find one of them: Bobby Thompson.

A Happenstance Confrontation

Jeff made the quick trip over to Thompson's modest Ybor City home and saw Thompson pacing out in front of his home, talking on his cell phone. Jeff asked him a few questions for the story he was investigating, which had little to do with Thompson himself. But Thompson immediately got defensive, going off on a 30-minute diatribe accusing Jeff of using yellow journalism tactics.

A veteran investigative reporter for the Times, Jeff knew something was not right about Thompson, and he intended to find out what it was.

Jeff and his investigative team looked into the organization for six months, and he found a number of very odd things:

-The Association wouldn't disclose where the tens of millions of dollars went.

-The Times couldn't find any of the 83 people listed as board members and executives on the tax forms filed with the IRS to claim tax-exempt status.

-The Association's purported headquarters, at 1718 M St., Washington D.C, was little more than a rented mailbox at a UPS Store.

-Why did the director of a multi-million dollar charity organization live in a dilapidated duplex across from a cigar factory?

Jeff had many questions for the U.S. Navy Vets Association, and there were even more questions about Bobby Thompson himself. But he would learn that the more answers he got, the more questions it would raise.

AMW describes "Bobby Thompson" as 5'10", 200 lbs., brown hair and eyes, and says he often sports a beard and mustache, wears glasses and likes to drink tequila. "Bobby Thompson" is a stolen identity. The man known as "Bobby Thompson" also has used the alias "Ronnie Brittain."

No one knows who "Bobby Thompson" really is. He's been on the lam ever since the St. Petersburg Times investigation began and was last seen in a New York City hotel last June.

The Minnesota Connection

I came across "Bobby's" name while researching campaign contributions to Michele Bachmann's fat-cat fundraiser with former half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin last April. Thompson donated $10,000 to Bachmann's campaign at that event. Further research on Thompson led to Testerman's investigative series and ultimately, an extensive series of articles published here and on on "Bobby's" and the U.S. Navy Veterans Association's questionable operations in Minnesota. That series has led to investigations by the Minnesota Attorney General and Minnesota Campaign Finance and Disclosure Board.

"Bobby's" last political contribution before he disappeared altogether appears to be $5,000 to Minnesota-based Patriot PAC, first reported on Ripple in Stillwater.

The story recently appeared on ABC's Nightly News.


  1. You should remember that the ultimate Bitcoin exchange company is YoBit.

  2. Amazing Job!Thanks for post and sharing your information with us.
    GCLUB Casino
    GClub online


  3. Hello!! I'am glad to read the whole content of this blog and am very excited.Thank you.
    gclub casino
    goldenslot casino

  4. a given article is very interesting and very useful for my admin thank you very much and sorry for my permission to share the article here

    Obat hepatitis herbal
    Obat tradisional anemia
    Cara menyembuhkan bronkitis

  5. may be useful for all, helpful article once and pardon me permission to share also here

    Obat jantung bocor alami
    Obat benjolan di kepala
    Obat dispepsia

  6. To play g club Online casino hits The most popular online casino games, roulette, slots, slots, online gambling, crabs, fish and how to play gclub. thoroughly.


  7. thank you very useful information admin, and pardon me permission to share articles here may help :

    Cara menyembuhkan polip hidung
    Obat sesak nafas yang ampuh
    Cara menyembuhkan pendarahan lambung

  8. thank you very useful information admin, and pardon me permission to share articles here may help Cara menyembuhkan tumor otak

  9. thank you very useful information admin, and pardon me permission to share articles here may help :

    Obat darah tinggi
    Obat parkinson
    Obat tipes yang aman untuk anak

  10. I can only express a word of thanks, nothing else. Because with the content on this blog I can add knowledge Thank you very much has been sharing this information. Do not forget to visit our website to share information and knowledge about health
    jagonya obat gatal jamur
    obat busung air

  11. given article is very helpful and very useful for my admin, and pardon me permission to share articles here hopefully helped :

    Obat konstipasi
    Obat psoriasis alami
    Obat kista coklat tanpa operasi

  12. This is really a pleasant and useful, containing all data furthermore greatly affect the new innovation. Much obliged for sharing it,
    Avriq India

    AVRiQ - Data Recovery
    AVRiQ Crunchbase
    Avriq Services
    Avriq Us

  13. Hi!! My beautiful Friends, My name is Eillen Sharma. I give Newly Teenager Hot and Sexy young ladies for entire Night gathering and sentiment and I likewise give to you Housewife, Modal Stars Girls, College Girls anyplace just on a single click on my link and discover the Lovely Hotness Call Girls on tha entryway step convey with no hazard. On the off chance that you are fascinating for romance with hot young lady you can contact me anyplace.

    ||gurgaon call girls||
    ||Call girls in Bhubaneswer||
    ||Call girls in Cuttack||
    ||Call girls in Puri||

    ||Russian escorts in gurgaon||
    ||Russian escorts in Bhubaneswer||
    ||Russian escorts in Cuttack||
    ||Russian escorts in Puri||

    Thanku for visited I adore you too who cherishes me.

  14. Hi guys! If you are alone and want female companionship, then please follow me on the links given below. I like to have sexual relationship daily with different persons. If you are interested in me. Go to the site and book your appointment to have intercourse with me on bed at night with full erotic entertainment.

    Click here ||Kolkata call girls ||
    Click here ||Kolkata Escorts||
    Click here ||Mumbai call girls||

    Click here ||Call girls in Kolkata ||
    Click here ||Escorts in Kolkata ||
    Click here ||Call girls in Mumbai||

    Click here ||Bengali call girls||
    Click here ||Kolkata Escorts sercvice||
    Click here ||Mumbai Escorts ||

  15. We have the list for best escorts sites for you. If you are alos searching for" escorts near me" to find local escorts then you are at the right Place if you want escorts services Do Follow My link and Number
    Thank you Dear

    Click here |Pahari Escorts|
    Click here |Doha Call Girls|
    Click here |Gurgaon Actress Escorts|

    Click here |College Girls Escorts In Budarpur|
    Click here |Housewife Escorts In Jamalgarh|
    Click here |Call girl In Gurgaon|
    Please Visit Again

  16. Thank for providing good information for site,Thanks for your sharing.
    CASINO iwin89 ONLINE

  17. We are among the best online companies providing affordable custom research paper writing services. When you cheap essay writing service USA and buy nursing essays online you get the services of experts and specialists in your field.

  18. The article attracted me and my friends to feel the same way, we will continue to follow your posts, try to post better articles, wish you success. I like this post because it contains a lot of useful information to read, maybe everyone will like it.
    abcya 4, io jogos for school, friv 4 school games 2019, cá koi mini