Marty Tirrell arrested on fraud charges

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  1. keepngoal

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    also, there were many that didn't press charges as they would have to come public and feel shame. So not all of his actions were put into this sentence/circustance.
     
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  3. mj4cy

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    Right? I'd rather my taxes go towards a system where you could put him in a supervised halfway house and (well maybe not with the virus going on right now) tell him to take on part time jobs and start paying his debts back. Obviously many more details to iron out in this scenario but you get the idea.
     
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  4. cycloneworld

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    Maybe Chris or someone with radio experience can chime in but how much does it cost to buy air space here? That article said he was getting $60,000 per month in gross revenues from Toyota of Des Moines and others - curious how much of that went to the radio station and how much he kept...
     
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    This guy stole over $1 million from people and you don't think he should go to jail? I'm curious what "a lot of better ways of dealing with" this is?

    Do you not think that someone who has been scamming people for 20 years will do it again if given the chance?
     
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    We have more people in our prisons than any country in the world. Prisons should be reserved for murder, rape, assault, etc (violent crimes only). If nothing else, the compromise would be work release programs.
     
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    I would like to know how someone as sharp as Crawford is supposed to be got involved with MT
     
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    Chemical castration. Is that on the table?
     
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    I get that. We also have the most criminals than any other country in the world...

    I get where you are going but "work release programs" don't really solve your problem. We are still paying for them in some fashion and who is hiring someone that has swindled people out of millions of dollars? Are we giving them government assistance to rent an apartment and buy food?
     
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    Work release, and part of your pay goes to providing you a cell, and the rest goes to restoring your victims.
     
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    Taking jobs from Americans who need it.....forcing those displaced workers on unemployment..... and the good life.
     
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    I was hoping this got bumped to say he got the c'rona.
     
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    What do you do to a guy that says things like this?

    “I’m like a cockroach,” he told the Des Moines Register in 2014. “You can step on me. You’re going to hear the crunch. But you can lift your foot up, and I’m going to go for the daylight.”



     
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    put him in the fed pen for a few years.
     
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    While sitting in a cell it is going to be hard for him to swindle others.
     
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    Any chance he can fool 60 Minutes enough to get them to do a 15 minute segment on him?
     
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    I've mentioned it before, the sad thing is he had a kid with Gifford, so you know he's a deadbeat and she is most likely dealing with it all on her own.
     
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    In theory, sure. In concept, I doubt it. Your going to get him (most likely) a minimum or near-minimum wage job. Let's say you get him a job at B-Bops for $9.50 an hour:

    1. You hope he doesn't skip town.
    2. He works 40 hours per week (unlikely) so he earns $380 per week before taxes. Let's say his take home pay is $340. He works 52 weeks per year and rakes in a whopping $17,680.
    3. Based on my research, on average, it costs about $31,000 to house a prisoner. He's not in supermax or anything, so let's assume it costs 1/3 of that in his work release system.
    4. So he pays $10,000 of his $17,680 to the state to house him which leaves him $7,680 to pay back to his victims.
    5. How long are you going to keep him in this system? Indefinitely? Until he pays back his victims? He swindled about $1,200,000 (that we know of) out of people. So all we have to do is keep him in this work release program for 1,578 years and he's paid everyone back!
    6. And this is assuming he won't scam or steal from anyone else while he is on this work release program.

    Tell me how that system even remotely works?

    Easy to throw a simplified solution out there when in reality, it just doesn't work. Send him to jail where he belongs for a a few years like the rest of the criminals.
     
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    If his history has anything to teach us, he will get out eventually and do some of the same stuff again. At this point, I think you have to be pretty naive to fall victim to him, but it will probably happen.
     
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    As a Dad this is what kills me. As much as I want to laugh and dance all over his proverbial grave I just can't because I feel awful for his kid.
     

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