4 years for "American Girl" tailor

The owner of Baby Bliss Inc., a Middleville company that makes clothing for "American Girl Dolls", will spend the next four years in prison for federal tax evasion. Full Story
rock the world

Petoskey, MI

#1 Dec 16, 2008
I'M SO SICK OF HEARING ABOUT ALL OF THESE RICH PEOPLE BEING GREEDY AND TRYING TO "SCAM" EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE......
HAVE FUN IN PRISON LOSER.
Coach Bill

Granbury, TX

#2 Dec 16, 2008
Didn't she see that TV commercial that advertise's "Owe the IRS over $10k, call us and pay just cents on the dollar"

Since: Feb 08

United States

#3 Dec 16, 2008
I still find it funny that people still think they can get away with breaking the law. Dont try to screw the Gov. cause ya gonna go down hard..lol. Maybe you can make the clothes while sitting in prison?? Its not like you have anything better to do!! JUst a thought..lol. Have the best 4 years of your life hon!!

Since: May 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Dec 16, 2008
Sad that people do this, but what is even sadder, there are so many other people who are getting paid under the table, and receiving disability, or those who are drug dealers. Go after those people! This guy screwed up, but what is the average jail stay for someone caught with illegal drugs. Someone know?

Since: Feb 08

United States

#5 Dec 16, 2008
Glassy wrote:
Sad that people do this, but what is even sadder, there are so many other people who are getting paid under the table, and receiving disability, or those who are drug dealers. Go after those people! This guy screwed up, but what is the average jail stay for someone caught with illegal drugs. Someone know?
What about all those "meth labs" that have gotten busted lately? Plus they do have investagators for Disability claims. There has been millions of people caught & they have to pay all the money back. Like I said, sooner or later ya gonna get it & then your gonna pay.

Since: Jul 08

Kentwood MI

#6 Dec 16, 2008
Coach Bill wrote:
Didn't she see that TV commercial that advertise's "Owe the IRS over $10k, call us and pay just cents on the dollar"
She?????? According to the article HER name is Charles.
LC
Sassycat

North Branch, MI

#7 Dec 16, 2008
If he owed $885,000, why does he only pay $285,711???
If everyone paid their fair share of taxes, maybe I wouldn't have to pay so much. Why can't he pay what he owes???

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#8 Dec 16, 2008
Great! Now what does this mean for his employee's? Are they too going to be hitting the unemployment lines or will the company be able to continue with out the chief?

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Since: Sep 08

Dutchville

#9 Dec 17, 2008
I can tell you what happened to his past business, Baby Bliss, in Middleville...

One day his employees came in and the doors were all locked. His two buildings sat there, full of baby clothes and employee offices full of presonal effects, until the roof fell in and it just rotted away.

Just a couple years ago the Village of Middleville tore one of them down. The other one still sits on Main Street, part of it in use by another company. Up until recently, you could walk up, peek in the windows, and see rotting baby clothes and old industrial sewing machines.

He refused to take care of the property or even take telephone calls from the village, when the condition of the property became dangerous, and he ran up giant property tax bills.

This man is a scumbag who screwed all his employees here in Middleville, then went on to screw all his employees in his newer business.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#10 Dec 17, 2008
Wow, the govt just shut off some income tax revenue for itself.

Since: May 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Dec 17, 2008
Sassycat wrote:
If he owed $885,000, why does he only pay $285,711???
If everyone paid their fair share of taxes, maybe I wouldn't have to pay so much. Why can't he pay what he owes???
Well Sassy cat, that is interesting, it says he owes $885,000 in taxes from 1995 to 2003, but then later in the article is says his income was $900,000. but no time frame.....WOOD TV has enough information to make it interesting, but enough to make if confusing too. This guy should have to pay the whole amount, and not a penny less. The rest of us would just get penalized and penalized. Or realistically he only owed the $285,000 and change, but with penalties it is up to $885,000. I am so confused....

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