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A federal appeals court said Tuesday that despite his poor health and good works, former Wal-Mart executive Thomas Coughlin got off too easy after admitting he had cheated his company and the IRS.

If anything, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said, Coughlin’s standing in his community made his crimes appear worse. It directed an Arkansas federal judge to resentence Coughlin — rejecting a term that included only home detention and probation.

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