Marty Tirrell arrested on fraud charges

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  1. CyCrazy

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    Marty did have Bob Ryan on to talk all things Boston. I mean that goes over really well in central Iowa.
     
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  2. Cyballzz

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    “Think about this; think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.”

    George Carlin


    Marty lied to a guy about having stage 4 pancreatic cancer to get out of paying 500 bucks... that’s all you need to know about Marty.
     
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  3. 2020cy

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    I think that number is a little on the low side.
     
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    I'm in a generous mood. It's early.
     
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    I don't know what you guys expect from a damn liberal like Marty!


    There, did that get it done?
     
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    Maximum sentence of 20 years for the 1 charge that stuck. What kind of sentence is he realistically looking at? Were prosecutors that desperate for a conviction to drop the other 9?
     
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    Mail fraud?

    I suspect that most of his victims didn't want to go public in a trial that shows their bad judgment in trusting him.
     
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    I googled and found a guy in Coralville that set up a fake charity. He got 30 months for 11 counts of mail fraud. Not sure how much restitution Marty will end up having to pay.
     
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    Going by that I'd say 6 months at the most.
     
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    Not desperate. That seems common in these types of cases to get a guilty plea. I'll go with 18 months and a big fine.
     
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    So were the 9 that were dropped lesser charges? Not clear on how this usually works.
     
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    Not sure why people rob banks, either swindle from your employer, church, or rich people.
     
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    I would do local Iowa radio if I was getting an extra $3,000 per month too. The link above in Cyched’s article mentions Bob Ryan, who (shocking) Marty still owes over $30,000.

    This guy swindled everyone he met out of millions of dollars and yet could go to jail for less than a year...what a great system we have.
     
  16. NorthCyd

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    Is that how much he would normally get paid for appearances? I know he's a highly respected sports journalist and all but how can he be worth that much, especially in central Iowa? I kinda knew who he was because I had seen him on Around the Horn but most people who aren't really in to sports on a national scene are not going to know who he is. He is just another east coast sports guy.
     
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    They almost always pile on charges as part of the process, as it helps get people to plead guilty on one of them.
     
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    Those people sure aren't going to get any money with him sitting in a cell, and we're paying for it. IMO there are a lot better ways of dealing with non-violent criminals.
     
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    This would make for some great Netflix episodes!!
     
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