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Assistant Managing Editor
11/13/2012

When actor Tom Hanks decided to sell his 2004 Prius to the highest bidder for charity a couple of years ago, an unintentional conflict was set in motion.

His chosen cause was Welcome Back Veterans, a group that helps returning troops adapt to civilian life. The organization is a pet cause of Major League Baseball, and the auction was also supported by the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a leading Hollywood charity.

Tom Hanks: Sale of actor’s Prius brought in $24,000 for charity via online bidding. Getty Images
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