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Wal-Mart Exec Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Tax Evasion

Tom Coughlin, a protege of Sam Walton, pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion today in federal court and faces up to 28 years in prison.

Coughlin admitted stealing money, gift cards and store merchandise for his personal use. His acts were discovered by Wal-Mart lawyers who turned him in to the feds.

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  • Tom Coughlin, a protege of Sam Walton,
    The guy who played Billy Jack was a protege of Sam Walton? I did not know that.

    Re: Wal-Mart Exec Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Tax Evas (none / 0) (#2)
    by kdog on Tue Jan 31, 2006 at 11:17:17 AM EST
    I thought he coached the NY Giants. Obviously, the Walmart message got lost. You are supposed to screw the american manufacturer, not Walmart itself.

    Re: Wal-Mart Exec Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Tax Evas (none / 0) (#3)
    by jimcee on Tue Jan 31, 2006 at 04:09:03 PM EST
    Allright you two, stop it! I can only take so-much beer shooting out of my nose.