Former Wal-Mart Vice Chair Faces Prison

Tom Coughlin, the former vice chairman of Wal-Mart who was sentenced to home confinement and probation after he pleaded guilty to stealing from the company, could be sentenced to prison after all, an appeals court ruled yesterday.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Tom Coughlin, the former vice chairman of Wal-Mart who was sentenced to home confinement and probation after he pleaded guilty to stealing from the company, could be sentenced to prison after all, an appeals court ruled yesterday. In a filing reviewed by SN, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that Coughlin, who was accused of stealing about $500,000 from Wal-Mart, deserved a harsher sentence. His attorneys had argued that his health problems, which include heart ai

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