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Petters to serve 50-year sentence in Leavenworth

There are 41 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 15, 2010, titled Petters to serve 50-year sentence in Leavenworth. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

One of the last unknowns for Tom Petters - where he will serve out his 50-year sentence - became clear Wednesday.

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“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#24 Jul 16, 2010
Johnny Law wrote:
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Kansas City is not in Kansas you idiot.
Johnny,

Drive south on I-35 some day. In about 7 or 8 hours you will find Kansas City, MO on your left. Then turn your head to the right and you will see, Kansas City, KS.

It is a lovely drive, and a nice town. Their BBQ is second to none.
Dick L

Saint Paul, MN

#25 Jul 16, 2010
Maybe you can share a cell with Denny Hecker when he gets there.
techie51

Minneapolis, MN

#26 Jul 16, 2010
Hey Petters, cant wait until the first time someone says "OK, bend over and pick up the soap". Rot in hell.
DMoney

Chicago, IL

#27 Jul 16, 2010
Johnny Law wrote:
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Kansas City is not in Kansas you idiot.
Ummm.... actually genius there is a Kansas City, Kansas and a Kansas City, Missouri.... This prison is 25 miles north of Kansas City, KS if you read the story.... IDIOT
Dan Wesson Guy

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Jul 16, 2010
Johnny Law wrote:
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Kansas City is not in Kansas you idiot.
A geography major chimes in.
Aquinas

Wayzata, MN

#29 Jul 16, 2010
We've got a history major in the group as well - the guy who says Reagan pardoned Charles Keating. Quite impossible, since Reagan was long retired and Bill Clinton was president when Keating was convicted. Amazing what people can throw on the message boards. Tom Petters is a first class jerk, but he preyed on victims who were blinded by their own greed - they thought the rules of prudent investing did not apply to them. Too many people put too much faith in too high investment returns. They put ever larger dollar amounts into Petters Company to get the phantom returns Tom Petters promised. Tom deserves prison time, but those who lost money also deserve their fate. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is people.
Anastasia Beaverhausen

Saint Paul, MN

#30 Jul 16, 2010
Johnny Law wrote:
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Kansas City is not in Kansas you idiot.
Be careful who you insult. Not only did he not say "Kansas City, Kansas" but Kansas City is in both Kansas and Missouri. I've been to both more than once. Check a map.
da girls

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Jul 16, 2010
Watch - the Deanna Coleman will get almost no punishment -- women in federal court always get a better deal than men.
Bubba

Chaska, MN

#32 Jul 16, 2010
Looking forward to receiving my new cellmate.
poindexter

Waterloo, Canada

#33 Jul 16, 2010
Bubba wrote:
Looking forward to receiving my new cellmate.
Haha! Anal rape jokes are hilarious...and so original!
pepsi mike

Minneapolis, MN

#34 Jul 16, 2010
wake up justice system wrote:
rape or kill someone? you get a 10-20 year deal. Molest a child? 5-6 year deal and "treatment" that never works. Run a ponzi scheme where people are actually making money? 50 years in Leavenworth!! What a joke. Petters needs to do some time and loose every nickel he had/has, but 50 years is ridiculous. He should have got the 5-6 year molester/rape deal.
you sound like a child molester...
wow

San Francisco, CA

#35 Jul 16, 2010
Took long enough!
wow

San Francisco, CA

#36 Jul 16, 2010
da girls wrote:
Watch - the Deanna Coleman will get almost no punishment -- women in federal court always get a better deal than men.
Leona Helmsley was sentenced to 15 years, but that was shortened up.
Penny

Madison, WI

#37 Jul 19, 2010
wow wrote:
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Leona Helmsley was sentenced to 15 years, but that was shortened up.
It really has nothing to do with her being a woman. They would have offered the deal to whoever squealed first. She just got the extra bonus of the revenge of seeing Tom sent away because he didn't throw away his marriage for her. She is a real piece of work. She should have gotten at least equal time just for being in the know the whole time.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#38 Jul 19, 2010
Hey Tom, save a place for Denny Hecker, will ya? Hopefully, he'll be joining you soon.
Or was it

Minneapolis, MN

#39 Jul 23, 2010
Or was it Eleven Years and Fiftyworth?
john doe

Maple Grove, MN

#40 Jul 23, 2010
rob some people for 3.5 billion u get 50 years in jail? but if u rob the whole nation like goldmen sachs its just a 550 million dollar fine and im sure that was paid with our bialout money too. what a joke mr president
gmah

Minneapolis, MN

#41 Jul 25, 2010
Penny wrote:
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It really has nothing to do with her being a woman. They would have offered the deal to whoever squealed first. She just got the extra bonus of the revenge of seeing Tom sent away because he didn't throw away his marriage for her. She is a real piece of work. She should have gotten at least equal time just for being in the know the whole time.
I couldn't agree more with you...she is a woman scorned! She enjoyed her million dollar bonuses, then after years of participating she squeals? Wonder what went through Tom's mind when he learned exactly how she betrayed him? Would have loved to have been a fly on that court room wall!! Yeah she's a piece of work alright! she helped him in this Ponzi Scheme, everyday of her lying life. Her own husband had to know she didn't have enough brains to make $300,000.00 a year. With or without Coleman, he was going to be found out. I don't believe he got a fair trial here. 50 years is insane...she'll probably get a Whistle Blower Bonus and be free to do it all over again. How that poor dear has suffered, Bless her heart! LOL
Ron McConico

Eden Prairie, MN

#42 Jul 26, 2010
You say he didn't rape or kill someone? The truth is he did. Hundreds of people. How many widows invested more than they should have and lost everything, including there house. How many of them will die from worry and stress because of this deal. How many others will die because of the deals that were made with non-profits that thought this guy was lagit and now are on the edge of going under. How many go unserved? Many of these non-profits save lives.
Ron McConico

Eden Prairie, MN

#43 Jul 26, 2010
wake up justice system wrote:
rape or kill someone? you get a 10-20 year deal. Molest a child? 5-6 year deal and "treatment" that never works. Run a ponzi scheme where people are actually making money? 50 years in Leavenworth!! What a joke. Petters needs to do some time and loose every nickel he had/has, but 50 years is ridiculous. He should have got the 5-6 year molester/rape deal.
You say he didn't rape or kill someone? The truth is he did. Hundreds of people. How many widows invested more than they should have and lost everything, including there house. How many of them will die from worry and stress because of this deal. How many others will die because of the deals that were made with non-profits that thought this guy was lagit and now are on the edge of going under. How many will go un-served? Many of these non-profits save lives

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