Dog toy deductions and strip clubs don't mix

DETROIT (AP) - August 2, 2011

Nicholas Faranso has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge.

Federal prosecutors say Faranso claimed stuff for the family dog as deductions for fetish toys on his corporate taxes.

That's not all.

Authorities charge Faranso used money from his two strip clubs to pay for vet bills and an invisible fence for "Pebbles," the pooch.

Prosecutors want Faranso put behind bars for up to 46 months.

He's to be sentenced Thursday in a Ann Arbor, Michigan, federal court.

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