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Wesley Snipes Could Face Wrath of IRS (possibly 16-year in jail?)
Fox ^ | 01/15/08

Posted on 01/16/2008 3:08:55 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

MIAMI — Hot-shot action hero Wesley Snipes faces losing his movie fortune and possibly a lengthy prison stay for his failure to pay income taxes for the years 1999-2004, according to legal experts.

The star of such films as the “Blade” trilogy and director Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever” is charged in an Ocala, Fla., court with conspiring to defraud the U.S. government, filing a false claim for $11 million in refunds for the years 1996 and 1997 and for not filing tax returns for six years beginning in 1999.

The first two charges are considered felony offenses for which the actor could get up to 16 years in prison. The third charge for not filing claims for six years is a civil charge, according to one expert, and does not carry a prison sentence, though Snipes would be responsible for paying back taxes and fines if he is found guilty.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crackingthecode; goingtodabighouse; irs; taxfraud; trial; wesleysnipes

1 posted on 01/16/2008 3:08:57 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Did Willie Nelson ever serve one day? No!

Neither will Snipes.


2 posted on 01/16/2008 3:15:26 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Plleeeezzzze, can you say “race card?” I know you can; he is a minority, a “star”, one of the “beautiful people”. He will just get a slap on the wrist, will work out a “deal” with the feds, pay a fine, do some “community service spots” and won’t do a day of jail time. You heard it here first folks.


3 posted on 01/16/2008 3:15:34 AM PST by Jmouse007
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’m in Ocala, don’t know why the story is datelined Miami, over 350 miles south, when Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa/St. Petersburg are all about 100 miles away. Our population is now majority northern immigrants, with about 35% native Floridians.


4 posted on 01/16/2008 3:18:35 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Mike Huckabee: If Gomer Pyle and Hugo Chavez had a love child this is who it would be.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
His two co-defendants, Eddie Ray Kahn and Douglas P. Rosile, face 10 years apiece for their respective roles as consulting tax-avoidance professionals.

"consulting tax-avoidance professionals"! Simple white collar criminals have joined the PC movement.

5 posted on 01/16/2008 3:20:34 AM PST by kipita (“Love” is to humanity as gravitons are to an infinite # of universes.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Just whitey trying to keep the black man down.


6 posted on 01/16/2008 3:31:46 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Coldwater Creek
Did Willlie Nelson ever serve one day? No!

Neither will Snipes.

But Chuck Berry served 4 months for it.

7 posted on 01/16/2008 3:38:23 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Vaquero

“But Chuck Berry served 4 months for it”

I can’t find that, all I found was this:

In December 1959 following an appearance in El Paso, Berry and his band visited nearby Juarez, Mexico. There he invited a fourteen year old Apache waitress Janice Escalanti from Yuma, Arizona, to work as a hat check girl at his nightclub Berry’s Club Bandstand in St. Louis. According to Berry, when he refused her advances she left in a fit of anger. On December 21 Escalanti arrest on a prostitution charge at a local hotel. This incident would lead to Berry being charged with violation of the Mann Act.. This federal statue forbid the transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of prostitution. Berry was convicted to five years in prison and fined $5,000. An appeal was made based on racial comments made by the presiding judge and a new trial began in October, 1961. Most of the original verdict was upheld and Berry received three years at the Indiana Federal Prison and fined $10,000. Two months later he was transferred to Leavenworth Federal Prison in Kansas. He completed his sentence at the Federal Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri and was released on his birthday October 18, 1963.

http://www.history-of-rock.com/berrytwo.htm


8 posted on 01/16/2008 4:22:52 AM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Vampires must pay taxes too... just like the rest of us little people!

LLS


9 posted on 01/16/2008 4:23:08 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims and vote Fred!)
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To: Jmouse007; TigerLikesRooster
Plleeeezzzze, can you say “race card?” I know you can; he is a minority, a “star”, one of the “beautiful people”. He will just get a slap on the wrist, will work out a “deal” with the feds, pay a fine, do some “community service spots” and won’t do a day of jail time. You heard it here first folks.

You forgot one of his "get out of jail" cards - Snipes is also Muslim. There's gotta be an angle there for him, too... /grin

10 posted on 01/16/2008 4:33:38 AM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: Graybeard58

wikipedia:

Third jail term, White House performance and final studio album (1979)

Berry’s type of touring style, traveling the “oldies” circuit in the 1970s — where he was often paid in cash by local promoters — added ammunition to the Internal Revenue Service’s accusations that Berry was a chronic income tax evader. Facing criminal sanction for the third time, Berry pleaded guilty to tax evasion and was sentenced to four months imprisonment and 1,000 hours of community service — doing benefit concerts — in 1979.

At the request of Jimmy Carter, Chuck Berry performed at The White House on June 1, 1979. [15] Also in 1979, Berry released Rockit for Atco Records, his last studio album to date.


11 posted on 01/16/2008 5:06:02 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Vaquero

Thanks for the info. I only remembered the Mann Act thing.


12 posted on 01/16/2008 5:09:16 AM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Just curious, does he support candidates who support higher taxes?


13 posted on 01/16/2008 5:13:26 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Coldwater Creek

In fact, didn’t Willie stike a deal with the Feds? Didn’t he sign over his interest in the cd “IRS Tapes” to them as settlement of the outstanding monies due?
After all, the IRS wants their money, and Snipes can’t get the money if he’s dusting the chairs in a Federal pen, protecing his ass from a bunch of his fellow inmates.


14 posted on 01/16/2008 5:19:41 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I thought there was a three-year statue of limitations on income taxes. Did that change?


15 posted on 01/16/2008 5:45:09 AM PST by Bat_Chemist (The devil has already outsmarted every "Bright".)
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To: Bat_Chemist

Nah. They can go back for a long time. Snipes is screwed. He better shut up and cut a deal.


16 posted on 01/16/2008 5:50:53 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Jmouse007
...and won’t do a day of jail time

Do you think he should? I don't think anyone should. Debtors prisons were done away with for a reason.

17 posted on 01/16/2008 5:53:34 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Bat_Chemist
I thought there was a three-year statue of limitations on income taxes. Did that change?

No statute of limitations on tax fraud. There is a three year statute of limitation on collection if no fraud was involved. Also, the statute starts running when you file your return. No return, the statute does not start to run.
18 posted on 01/16/2008 6:03:20 AM PST by Cheburashka (Liberalism: a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.)
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To: Bat_Chemist
***** I thought there was a three-year statue of limitations on income taxes. Did that change? *****

IIRC a 'few years ago' the IRS said you only have to keep your old tax records for three years. BUT they can still go back and audit for seven years.

Pretty sure this was during Bily-Jeff's last year (2000). I thought 'neat trick, toss your 'old' stuff then get audited and have no backup for the IRS.'

(again, going by memory)

19 posted on 01/16/2008 6:11:04 AM PST by Condor51 (I wouldn't vote for Rooty under any circumstance -- even if Waterboarded!)
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To: Bat_Chemist
I thought there was a three-year statue of limitations on income taxes. Did that change?

Where's you hear that. There is no statute of limitations on income taxes that I'm aware of.

20 posted on 01/16/2008 6:37:46 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Cheburashka; Bat_Chemist

What he said. The filing part is the kicker. If you didn’t file in 1985, I reckon they can come after you for that.


21 posted on 01/16/2008 6:39:03 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Coldwater Creek

I heard yesterday on the radio that Willie Nelson is in trouble ‘again’ for not paying his taxes.


22 posted on 01/16/2008 6:44:24 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Oh me!


23 posted on 01/16/2008 6:55:24 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: Cheburashka

Ah. Thanks for correcting my misconception.


24 posted on 01/16/2008 6:58:46 AM PST by Bat_Chemist (The devil has already outsmarted every "Bright".)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Maybe it will prompt Willie into recording some new music. I have just about worn out all his old ones.


25 posted on 01/16/2008 7:01:10 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter
I’m not a country music fan, but if Willie went to jail, he would have a lot of time on his hands to produce some new tunes.
26 posted on 01/16/2008 7:04:28 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: Coldwater Creek

I have been a Willie Nelson fan since before he started smoking dope and that would have been back in the 40’s.


27 posted on 01/16/2008 7:09:21 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter
I only remember as a small child in 40’ somebody singing Smoke, Smoke those cigarette’s.

LOL!

28 posted on 01/16/2008 7:18:38 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hollywood types never get the “book thrown” at them. His lawyers will plead down. He won’t serve a day in jail


29 posted on 01/16/2008 7:19:47 AM PST by Terrence DoGood
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To: Coldwater Creek
I remember that song too. ~~ smoke~ smoke~ smoke those cigarettes~~~~~ smoke’em till you smoke yourself to death~~~~ LOL!

I don’t think Willie sang that. I cannot remember what his song was but he couldn’t have been more than 16 and I was about 6.

30 posted on 01/16/2008 7:30:03 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Jmouse007

Does the IRS going after Wesley Snipes count as black on black crime?


31 posted on 01/16/2008 7:41:32 AM PST by gura
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To: TigerLikesRooster
send him a copy of "Cracking the Code"
32 posted on 01/24/2008 12:23:27 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Yeah right, they can put in OJ’s cell!!


33 posted on 01/24/2008 12:24:43 PM PST by JZelle
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