(Bloomberg) H. Ty Warner, the creator of Beanie Babies plush toys, was charged with tax evasion for failing to report $3.2 million in income on a secret Swiss bank account that held as much as $93.6 million in assets, and will pay over $50 million in penalties for failing to file an FBAR.
Warner, 69, will plead guilty in federal court in Chicago for hiding income at UBS AG, the largest Swiss bank, U.S. Attorney Gary Shapiro said in a statement. Warner falsely reported his 2002 income as $49.1 million, omitting money he made on his UBS account. He amended his 2002 return in 2007, yet understated his tax by $885,300, according to court papers.
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