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Ty Warner got off easy

Ty Warner got off easy

A Federal Appeals Court last week upheld a sentence sparing billionaire Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner jail time for stashing millions in Swiss bank accounts to avoid paying taxes. Sentencing guidelines called for a range of three years, 10 months to four years, nine months in prison. U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras gave Warner probation and community service, a punishment that reduces evading millions in taxes to a speeding ticket. It flies in the face of both reason and justice. "At one time, the federal sentencing guidelines were applied quite rigidly, and such a minimal sentence would have been almost impossible unless the defendant provided extraordinary assistance to...

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