By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

Toledo – Ohio Attorney General Richard Corday held a press conference in Columbus Thursday to slam a charity defrauding  veterans and Ohio residents.  During the press conference attacking the US Navy Veterans Association, Cordray used terms “fraudulent” and “phony outfit” to describe the charity which has been exposed in state after state.  Cordray further stated that the alleged “charity” was  “an elaborate, fraudulent organization trading outrageously on the names of our veterans.”

In 2004, money stolen from the state’s Workman’s Comp fund was laundered by Toledo native, Tom Noe, Republican Chairman, and paid into the campaign coffers of, not only Ohio Candidates but national campaigns as well.  Noe was one of George “W” Bush’s largest fundraisers.  The US Navy Veterans Association had collected tens of thousands of dollars from Ohio residents, money still pouring into their box although law enforcement officials are unable to find any of their officers.

Money bilked from donors, money intended to help veterans, was laundered by the organization, according to Cordray and funneled into the campaign coffers of Ohio Republicans:

George Voinovich – United States Senator from Ohio

Steve Chabot – 14 year member of Congress from Cincinnati, OH

Mike DeWine – Candidate for Attorney General, running against Cordray

Jeanne Schmidt – Famous for beating Iraq War veteran Paul Hackett by a narrow margin to win her current seat in Congress

Attorney General Cordray has filed suit against the charity, located at a UPS drop box in Ohio, but operating in 41 states and claiming 66,000 members.  A “cease and desist” order was issued to the charity weeks ago but operations continued, according to government sources.  A search of internet registry information has yielded the following information:

Admin ID:C107357228196247
Admin Name:Office of Administration US Navy Veterans Assn
Admin Organization:Office of Administration US Navy Veterans Assn
Admin Street1:1718 M St. NW #275
Admin City:Washington
Admin State/Province:DC
Admin Postal Code:20036
Admin Phone:+1.2027361725
Admin FAX:+1.2027853607
Admin Email:

Their website is currently not operating and the individual in charge, listed as Jack Nimitz, is being sought.

The Better Business Bureau lists the following information on the US Navy Veterans Association along with their disapproval of the organization as a legitimate charity:

Year, State Incorporated: 1927, Florida
Affiliates: US Navy Veterans Association Support Group and 41 chapters
Stated Purpose: “to support educational communication for policies and public awareness with the goal of enhancing the cause of liberty, U.S. naval power, the American veteran, and national defense vulnerable to none, and to assist disabled and needy war veterans and members of the Armed Forces, their families, and the dependents of deceased veterans.”

$4,246,388 collected


USNVA provides assistance to war veterans and members of the United States Armed Forces from all service branches, their dependents, and survivors. The charity reports that this assistance includes food, shelter, clothing, care packages, medical, dental and hospital fees, and direct cash. Entertainment is offered to hospitalized veterans and active members of the military, including portable televisions, newspapers, and radios. Counseling and casework are provided to survivors of veterans, and the organization places small American flags or wreaths on veterans’ gravesites. Outreach and education are provided by newsletters, fliers, and the organization’s website, www.navyvets.org. USNVA members support legislative action associated with the Armed Forces and the War on Terror, such as enhancing military and veterans’ benefits, expanding and enhancing domestic security, and increasing defense spending for all branches of the Armed Forces. Some ($167,356 or 5%) of USNVA’s program activities are carried out in conjunction with fund raising appeals.

Millions collected by the charity for hospitalized veterans is missing, there is as yet no adequate accounting of how much has been laundered into Republican organizations.  Nimitz is being sought and has “disappeared.”  This isn’t the first problem of its kind in Ohio.  The “Coingate” scandal after the 2004 election sent prominent state Republican  Thomas Noe to prison for 22 years.  Money stolen from state funds intended for compensating injured workers was paid into dozens of GOP candidates with some funding, we are told, paid to finance computer programer Mike Cullen, accused of rigging the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections.

Cullen died in a mysterious plane crash after reporting being threatened by Bush National Security Advisor Karl Rove.  Cullen was scheduled to testify on vote rigging and had requested witness protection.




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Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues. Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.