They didn't convince either a jury or a set of appeals court judges. (As Judge Boggs eventually wrote of the company, "A reasonable juror could easily conclude that Berkeley's sales operation was, for the entire duration of its existence, little more than a colossal fraud.") After a six-week federal trial in early 2008, Warshak was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison, and he had to surrender $459 million in proceeds from the sale of Berkeley products and another $44 million for money laundering. His mother, Harriet, got two years in jail. Berkeley eventually entered bankruptcy.
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Berkeley went frantic in its attempt to keep the chargeback ratio low. The company "double-dinged" on charges, splitting transactions into two parts (one for the product, one for shipping), billing each separately. By 2003, it was triple-dinging charges to make the volume of "good" transactions appear higher. If Berkeley thought its chargeback ratio was too poor in any given month, employees would bill Warshak's personal credit cards with a host of one-dollar transactions until his card limits were reached; Warshak would then be reimbursed by the company.
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