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Wesley Snipes ordered to surrender to Bureau of Prisons
Sun-Sentinel ^ | 11/19/10

Posted on 11/19/2010 10:42:47 AM PST by My Favorite Headache

OCALA – A federal judge today rejected movie star Wesley Snipes' demand for a new trial and ordered the actor to surrender to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to begin serving a 36-month prison sentence for tax-related crimes.

In a 17-page order, U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges said, "The Defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his conviction and sentence by the Court of Appeals; and he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his present claims, during all of which he has remained at liberty. The time has come for the judgment to be enforced."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: feds; irs; taxevasion; trial; wesleysnipes

1 posted on 11/19/2010 10:42:52 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Snipes must think he’s Tim Geithner or something?


2 posted on 11/19/2010 10:45:51 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Just tell the judge that you want the punishment Rangel got!


3 posted on 11/19/2010 10:47:20 AM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Mr. Snipes didn’t think to run for Congress and become Chair of Ways and Means


4 posted on 11/19/2010 10:47:39 AM PST by paltz
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To: My Favorite Headache

Who does he think he is, the Treasury Secretary?


5 posted on 11/19/2010 10:48:00 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: My Favorite Headache

Oh, how sweet would it be to read that a judge ordered the same thing to good ole Good Time Charlie Rangle?????


6 posted on 11/19/2010 10:48:13 AM PST by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: brownsfan

LOL!


7 posted on 11/19/2010 10:48:43 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: My Favorite Headache

I just saw him and Randy Quaid drive by in a white Bronco


8 posted on 11/19/2010 10:49:56 AM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: My Favorite Headache

If we didn’t have an income tax, there would have been no crime for Snipes to have broken.

Imagine how much simpiler our lives as citizens would be if there was no income tax.


9 posted on 11/19/2010 10:50:00 AM PST by Brookhaven (Voter Fraud is Treason)
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To: My Favorite Headache
He needs a pardon.
Paging bambi...
10 posted on 11/19/2010 10:51:17 AM PST by novemberslady
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To: My Favorite Headache
his crimes being... not wanting to voluntarily hand over his property which will be used to buy votes redistributed

last i checked, the redistribution of wealth is not Constitutional. i know, i know... a completely unbiased judge found in favor of the tax code. of course, he is paid by that tax code... no conflict here.

then again, since they spend money they don't have anyways...

why do they need ours?

11 posted on 11/19/2010 10:51:51 AM PST by sten
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To: My Favorite Headache

Appeal on the grounds that the tax laws are not enforced equally across the nation.
He can claim that since the IRS did not enforce the laws against Timmy-the-Tax-Cheat, then he should not be, or at least given the same treatment................


12 posted on 11/19/2010 10:52:04 AM PST by Red Badger (The House finally fell on Nancy Pelosi..........)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Who does he think he is Tom Dashel?


13 posted on 11/19/2010 10:57:34 AM PST by ColdOne (Repeal Healthcare......NO COMPROMISE.......ever!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Another victim of tha “Man!”


14 posted on 11/19/2010 11:00:14 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: sten
his crimes being... not wanting to voluntarily hand over his property

He evaded paying taxes on his income.

It's the law of the land and he broke it - and due to the fact that he is a celebrity he has managed to evade the penalty for years now.

15 posted on 11/19/2010 11:01:31 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Gettin Betta

I’m sure the Bronco must have been Randy Quaid’s. Wesley would certainly drive a black Hummer with plenty of bling on the outside.


16 posted on 11/19/2010 11:04:07 AM PST by cajuncow
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To: My Favorite Headache
Foolish man, should have used the Rangel defense.

I was not corrupt. My intentions weren't criminal. I was just sloppy with my book keeping.

17 posted on 11/19/2010 11:08:38 AM PST by sjmjax
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To: wideawake
He evaded paying taxes on his income.

It's the law of the land and he broke it - and due to the fact that he is a celebrity he has managed to evade the penalty for years now.

So did,
Timothy Geithner
Tom Daschle
Hilda Solis
Nancy Killefer
Ron Kirk
Kathleen Sebelius

All Obama appointees or almost appointees.

Then there is Charlie Rangel
Dianne Wilkerson
Chris Dodd

18 posted on 11/19/2010 11:14:23 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“Justice has triumphed!”
“Appeal at once!”


19 posted on 11/19/2010 11:15:58 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: brownsfan
turbo tax tim
20 posted on 11/19/2010 11:23:09 AM PST by naturalborn
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To: My Favorite Headache
Wesley Snipes: Always bet on black.

Er...mayybe not this time.

21 posted on 11/19/2010 11:24:04 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I was going to post about Geithner and Rangle, but they were covered in posts 2 and 3.

Great minds think alike indeed.


22 posted on 11/19/2010 11:37:09 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: naturalborn

Bingo !


23 posted on 11/19/2010 11:37:27 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Man, I would had thought he would had paid his taxes with all that money he made hustlin those guys on the basketball courts.

Looked like he had game.

hehehe

24 posted on 11/19/2010 11:43:02 AM PST by A Cyrenian
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To: mountn man
What these individuals did was pay some of their taxes, but then claim deductions and exceptions that are pretty far-fetched and which average citizens would never get away with to dodge their full tab.

What Snipes did was to refuse to pay any taxes, and then claim that the federal government had no authority to tax him at all.

25 posted on 11/19/2010 12:23:18 PM PST by wideawake
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To: My Favorite Headache
36 months vs. censure.

Snipes' mistake was not getting elected first.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

26 posted on 11/19/2010 12:26:04 PM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: sten
a completely unbiased judge found in favor of the tax code.

Should a judge enforce the law or make decisions based on his own views?

27 posted on 11/19/2010 12:28:28 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: My Favorite Headache

If he’s got a few milion, leave the country. Why live where the Federal Mafia demands half your income if you can live elsewhere?


28 posted on 11/19/2010 12:35:28 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

Polanski did worse...did a few months and is free again.


29 posted on 11/19/2010 12:39:05 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: SeeSac

“Should a judge enforce the law or make decisions based on his own views?”

Um, did you not take civics in high school? Three distinct and separate branches of government; one cannot tell the other what to do. This includes the judicial branch having oversight of the legislative branch. The legislative branch cannot make laws the judicial branch believes is against our rights. The judicial branch is free to say a law will not be enforced. This includes juries. Lawyers like to call it “jury nullification” and try to tell juries they must enforce tyrannical laws. The fact is the founding fathers made the jury system such that bad laws can be ignored by the jury/judge and must be or else the legislative branch can, and currently is, get out of control.


30 posted on 11/19/2010 12:39:44 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad
The judicial branch is free to say a law will not be enforced.

hmmm. So, the judge is allowed to make up his own laws. Interesting. Isn't that 'legislation from the bench'?

31 posted on 11/19/2010 12:43:34 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: My Favorite Headache

To beat the rap, you need greasy hair, not kinky hair


32 posted on 11/19/2010 12:48:16 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: wideawake

Looks like he had bad legal advice, or none at all.


33 posted on 11/19/2010 1:48:14 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Yes, I'm a neocon. What of it?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Why isn’t Rangel and Geitner in jail?

This is getting close to a Bastille Moment in this country.

Free Wesley!


34 posted on 11/19/2010 8:02:39 PM PST by happygrl (Continuing to predict Obama will resign)
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To: SeeSac

how about a judge that doesn’t have a stake in the outcome? that asking too much?


35 posted on 11/20/2010 2:54:57 AM PST by sten
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To: wideawake

actually, there is question as to whether or not taxing income is the law of the land. just because it was instituted during a time when people had no idea what was happening until it was long over... and it’s validity was ruled on by those who had the most to gain(progressives), doesn’t mean we should ignore whether or not it’s valid.

on top of that, taking ones property (money) and handing it to another private citizen (redistribution) has been ruled unConstitutional in eminent domain cases... how are taxes and the redistribution of wealth any different?


36 posted on 11/20/2010 3:00:09 AM PST by sten
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