CHICAGO Jan 14 Billionaire Beanie Babies
creator Ty Warner will serve two years of probation that
includes mentoring high school students following his guilty
plea on a tax evasion charge, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.
Warner, 69, who pleaded guilty in October, said in Chicago
federal court that it was the biggest mistake of his life before
U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras handed down the sentence.
Prosecutors had sought a prison term for Warner.
(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Writing by David Bailey; Editing
by Cynthia Johnston)