Skip to comments.Beanie Baby billionaire balks at the Big House
Posted on 07/11/2014 3:46:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Lawyers for billionaire Beanie Baby creator and convicted tax cheat Ty Warner say hes a self-made man with a generous heart and a federal judge was right not to send him to the big house.
Prosecutors were left fuming in January after Warner was handed just two years probation and 500 hours community service for hiding $100 million in secret Swiss bank accounts to con the IRS. In February, they asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to order Warner be resentenced.
But attorneys for the 69-year-old Oak Brook toy industry titan argued in a 57-page court filing Thursday that the governments unusual appeal should be thrown out.
U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras was right to give Warner credit for his lifetime of concern and generosity to others, they wrote.
Kocoras visibly moved by the 70 letters of support sent by beneficiaries of Warners largesse, including charities and sick employees he helped gushed in January that Warner had exhibited a depth of humanity that he had never seen in any other criminal defendant.
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His crime was trying to keep the government from looting his money?
Yes. That’s why they’re so furious that his sentence was so light.
It’s not crime (the real kind) they care about. It’s control.
At least there aren’t two tiers of justice in America, one for the rich and one for the rest of us.
hey he earned it. IRS is like the KGB.
Hey, the judge was “visibly moved.” It’s all about feeeeeeeeelings.
Chicago, Chicago, what a wonderful town, Chicago (blech)
And committing the right kind of crime, apparently.
Wesley Snipes must be pissed.
As my tax professor says, tax avoidance is legal, tax evasion is not. Either way taxes are a bad thing.
Field guide to tax avoidance
Toy makers: bad
Clinton Foundation: good
Denise Rich: good
I bet I know which party he contributed to. He’s not exactly getting the Tea Party treatment.
Well what good is being connected to government if you have to be treated the same as everyone else?
He should have been drawn and quartered for turning gun shows into beany baby and beef jerky shows (with a few guns) in the 1990s.
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