Skip to comments.Wesley Snipes indicted for tax fraud
Posted on 10/17/2006 2:49:41 PM PDT by kralcmot
Wesley Snipes was indicted Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., on conspiracy to defraud the IRS and failing to file income tax returns.
The Blade actor and two other men, Eddie Ray Kahn and Douglas P. Rosile, are charged with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud the IRS for falsely claiming nearly $12 million in refunds.
Snipes, 44, is also charged with six counts of failing to file tax returns for the years 1999 through 2004.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest...
According to the indictment, Kahn was the founder of American Rights Litigators and its successor, Guiding Light of God Ministries...
The indictment says Rosile was a CPA who... preparing, for a fee, fraudulent tax returns for ARL members and collecting a portion of any tax refunds the returns generated.
Snipes, Kahn and Rosile are accused of trying to make it appear as if Snipes had no liability for federal income taxes, when in fact he did...
This is not the first time Snipes's involvement with Rosile has been questioned. In 2002, a lawsuit was brought against Rosile claming he filed false refund claims, including a $7.3 million demand for Snipes, though Snipes was not named as a defendant in the suit, the Associated Press reports.
And last year, the actor experienced further legal troubles when he tried to enter South Africa with a forged South African passport. He was allowed to return to the United States but was deemed an "undesirable person" by the African country, meaning he will have to apply for a visa should he wish to visit South Africa again.
Snipes is best known for his role in the trio of action-adventure Blade films and also starred in movies such as Jungle Fever and White Men Can't Jump.
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His best movie was 'Major League'.
but, but, but..I thought the IRS commissioner said paying taxes was VOLUNTARY..
I thought 'Whistler' was responsible for his personal finances...
FOX News had a caption on the screen that stated "Snipes tried to steal $12 million from the IRS." It sounds like it was the other way around.
How much do you want to bet that he'll play the race card and get away with it & or move out of the country where he can live with no more pesky tax problems...
he wanted it all
and he would do anything to keep it
little white lies
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus
Maybe he could be in Con Air II.
This "star"....will get a sweetheart "deal".
Not one day behind bars....
Plus - Snipes will still have beat the country our of millions.
Only in America..
Wes, Wes, didn't I teach you anything?
I agree. However, given his tendency to run afoul of the law, this isn't surprising.
I sort of liked "Blade 3." What a babe Jessica Beal turned into! What amazing arms and shoulders! And everything else is quite nice too!
Um, I think he said "voluntary compliance." You are always free not to comply, as did Mr. Snipes.
His attorney will reach a settlement out of court, because the IRS will otherwise nail his hide to the wall.
I guess they don't withhold from those studio movie checks.
He makes a lot of money and you would think he would have paid what was due.
I like his acting and I find him entertaining.
He's a talented guy IMO.