"I reluctantly, begrudgingly and, quite honestly, disdainfully, had to file that particular motion," Stanton told Judge Annette Butler.
According to newsnet5.com, Stanton also said the case was taking up a lot of time, and he has other cases pending.
From the early 2000s until 2010, Thompson collected $100 million in donations from people in forty-one states for the U.S. Navy Veterans Association, a fake charity, and rubbed shoulders with political heavyweights like President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) at fundraisers and meet-and-greets. Authorities believe little, if any, of the money Thompson took in actually ended up helping service members. He disappeared in 2010, after getting word that he was the subject of a criminal investigation, and spent almost two years as a fugitive in various cities, using various names, until finally being captured in April. Authorities still don't know his real identity -- Thompson is an alias, and he has signed documents since his capture with Xs.
According to the Plain Dealer, Judge Butler on Thursday gave Thompson the option of representing himself in court, but he declined.
Read more about the Thompson saga here.