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  • White House Snipes At Congress For Playing Golf

    07/20/2015 7:18:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/20/15 | Charlie Spierling
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pointed out that members of Congress would be enjoying their August vacations by playing golf, but not necessarily with President Obama. Earnest explained that Sunday’s round of golf with a few Democratic members of Congress had “been in the works for quite some time” and wasn’t necessarily a diplomatic effort to build support for his nuclear deal with Iran. When asked if Obama would be playing more golf with members of Congress, Earnest declined to share any details of the president’s golfing schedule. “I’m confident in the next 60 days, many members of Congress...
  • Almost 1K ballots Found in Broward Elections Warehouse

    11/14/2012 3:15:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 63 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | November 14, 2012 | Staff
    LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Nearly a thousand ballots that were not included in Florida's final count have been found in a warehouse in Broward County. Tuesday morning and into the night, there was a buzz of activity at the Voting Equipment Center in Lauderhill, a week after the general election. There was a recount going on for two commission seats that were too close to call, one in Hallandale Beach and another in Dania Beach. Workers had to count those votes manually. Also keeping elections officials busy is the fact that 963 filled ballots were found in a warehouse. The...
  • Judge denies (Wesley) Snipes appeal bid

    06/06/2011 7:20:46 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 21 replies
    Gamut News ^ | June 6, 2011 | Gamut News Staff
    The U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied a bid for appeal from Wesley Snipes, a film star convicted on federal tax evasion charges, CNN reported. Snipes, 48, is best known for his work in the movies “White Men Can’t Jump,” “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar” and “Jungle Fever,” as well as the “Blade” trilogy. He was convicted last year of failing to file tax returns in 1999, 2000 and 2001 and began serving a three-year prison sentence in December. The actor has blamed his advisers for the lapse in payments. CNN said Snipes did not immediately comment on...
  • Judge Postponse Snipes' Stint in Jail

    08/24/2010 11:41:47 AM PDT · by DustyMoment · 18 replies · 1+ views
    WENN ^ | 08/14/10 | WENN
    Snipes' prison sentence postponedWENN, August 24, 2010 Wesley Snipes has been spared jail for now; he's been granted a postponement ahead of his looming prison term. "The Blade" star lost an appeal against his three-year jail sentence in July, after a 2008 trial found him guilty of willful failure to file his income tax returns to the U.S. government. He was due to surrender to authorities to begin his stint behind bars on September 2 but on Monday a U.S. District Court judge granted him an emergency stay, according to A new date for Snipes' surrender will not be...
  • Appeals court upholds Wesley Snipes convictions

    07/17/2010 7:17:18 AM PDT · by kbennkc · 38 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 16 JUL 10 | Stephen Hudak
    OCALA – A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today that movie star Wesley Snipes received a fair trial when he was convicted in early 2008 of three misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file federal income tax returns. The appeals court also said that Snipes' 36-month prison sentence was fair, clearing a hurdle for the Orlando-born actor to begin serving a stint in federal prison. No date has been set yet for him to surrender. Best known for his role as the vampire-killing hero in the "Blade" science-fiction film trilogy, Snipes had been free on bond and working on movies...
  • Fed Panel Considers Wesley Snipes Appeal On Tax Evasion

    06/25/2010 5:21:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    AP) ^ | Jun 25, 2010 3:30 am US/Pacific | No Byline
    federal appeals panel is considering whether the arrest of actor Wesley Snipes' former financial adviser could pave the way for a new trial on tax evasion charges. Snipes was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison in 2008, but his attorneys asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to allow a new request to dismiss the movie star's conviction or grant him a new trial. The motion centers on the arrest of Kenneth Starr, the one-time financial adviser to Snipes and other celebrities.
  • Why Wesley Snipes Got the Maximum (3 years in Jail for Failure to File Tax Returns)

    04/28/2008 9:29:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies · 188+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 28,2008 | James Hirsen
    Wesley Snipes had only been convicted of misdemeanors concerning his failure to file income tax returns. And the action movie star had submitted written character testimonials from Denzel Washington, Woody Harrelson, and television's Judge Joe Brown to assist him in the judge’s consideration of his sentencing. Through his attorneys, Snipes asked for probation rather than prison, which is the normal sentence with a conviction of someone without a criminal history. Still, in spite of it all, U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges sentenced Snipes to three years in prison. Why did this happen? Well, in February 2008, a federal jury...
  • Judge sentences Snipes to 3 years for tax convictions

    04/24/2008 8:51:05 PM PDT · by XR7 · 48 replies · 101+ views
    msnbc ^ | 4/24/08
    <p>OCALA, Fla. -- Wesley Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison on tax charges Thursday, a victory for prosecutors who sought to make an example of the action star by aggressively pursuing the maximum penalty.</p>
  • Snipes Sentenced To 36 Months

    04/24/2008 3:02:41 PM PDT · by Livin_large · 122 replies · 331+ views
    WESH Orlando ^ | April 24, 2008
    Wesley Snipes was sentenced to 36 months in prison, Thursday. Snipes was convicted of three misdemeanor charges for not filing his taxes. Three years was the maximum sentence allowed. Snipes’ defense team spent the morning arguing that he should not have to go to prison
  • Snipes Acquitted of Tax Fraud

    02/01/2008 4:33:45 PM PST · by paradoxical · 40 replies · 63+ views
    AP ^ | 2/1/08 | By Travis Reed, Associated Press Writer
    OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Action star Wesley Snipes was found not guilty of federal tax-fraud and conspiracy charges Friday, but was convicted on three misdemeanor counts of failing to file a tax return.
  • Snipes Acquited of Tax Fraud

    02/02/2008 4:51:26 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 47 replies · 179+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 1, 2008 | Travis Reed
    OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Action star Wesley Snipes was found not guilty of federal tax-fraud and conspiracy charges Friday, but was convicted on three misdemeanor counts of failing to file a tax return. Snipes and two co-defendants, a delicensed accountant and a tax protest leader, were indicted in 2006. Snipes faced six additional counts of willful failure to file a tax return from 1999-2004, a period in which he signed two contracts for more than $10 million on sequels in the "Blade" trilogy. He was acquitted on three of those and convicted on the others. He could be sentenced to...

    02/01/2008 2:08:44 PM PST · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 37 replies · 1,140+ views
    Fox News Channel | February 1, 2008
    Fox News Channel annoucing Snipes income tax trial involving millions of $$$ has been found not guilty on two felony counts, but guilty on three misdeameanor. FNC's resident judge interviewed by Cavuto said it amounts to no time in jail and the IRS will have to sue Snipes to collect. He also said it would be a serious set-back for the government of those that protest taxes.
  • Verdict Reached In Wesley Snipes Tax Evasion Trial - To Be Read Shortly

    02/01/2008 12:49:57 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 70 replies · 804+ views
    The defense was a "Not Guilty By Reason Of Being Famous" defense Verdict?
  • Snipes Trial Offers IRS Perfect Script

    01/29/2008 1:06:35 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 171+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2008
    <p>Even Hollywood couldn't have written a more ideal script for the Internal Revenue Service than actor Wesley Snipes' tax-fraud trial.</p> <p>At a time when millions of Americans are buckling down to prepare their taxes, Snipes is being cast as a villainous example of the dangers of joining with Internet-fueled activists who claim the IRS has no authority to collect taxes.</p>
  • Judge Blasts Snipes Ploy

    10/04/2007 2:46:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 788+ views
    the smoking gun ^ | OCTOBER 4
    With the start of his tax evasion trial three weeks away, actor Wesley Snipes just fired his high-powered legal team, a move that a federal judge yesterday blasted as a transparent ploy to secure a court continuance. Claiming that his five-lawyer team was incompetent, Snipes yesterday filed a motion to continue his trial, which is set to open October 22 in U.S. District Court in Ocala, Florida. Until Snipes fired him, William Martin--who represents Michael Vick and Senator Larry Craig--headed a five-lawyer team defending Snipes on felony tax and conspiracy charges. But Snipes's request for a trial delay was almost...
  • Wesley Snipes Plays Race Card - (Didn't pay taxes for 6 years)

    06/08/2007 9:17:13 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 38 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 6/8/07 | The Smoking Gun
    JUNE 8--Facing trial in a bizarre tax avoidance scheme, actor Wesley Snipes claims that prosecutors used race as a factor in deciding to charge him with failure to file six years worth of IRS returns. In a motion to dismiss an eight-count indictment filed last October, Snipes argues that he is the victim of selective prosecution.
  • Wesley Snipes indicted for tax fraud

    10/17/2006 2:49:41 PM PDT · by kralcmot · 45 replies · 2,148+ views
    People Magazine ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2006 | Brian Orloff and Jeff Truesdell
    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...
  • Snipes Charged With Federal Tax Fraud

    10/17/2006 8:37:48 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 84 replies · 3,028+ views
    AP ^ | 10-17-06 | LARA JAKES JORDAN
    Actor Wesley Snipes was indicted Tuesday on eight counts of tax fraud for failing to pay nearly $12 million in taxes and failing to file tax returns for six years. Federal prosecutors in Tampa, Fla., said Snipes fraudulently claimed refunds in 1996 and 1997 on taxes already paid, and then failed to file returns between 1999 and 2004.
  • Hot juicy burgers from a bioreactor. Yummy.

    06/28/2006 6:26:11 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 17 replies · 523+ views
    CNET Network ^ | June 23, 2006 | Kari Dean McCarthy
    I ate a field roast for dinner last night, because I am a vegetarian and those are the types of things we eat (carnivores often wonder). A field roast sort of tastes like meat and sort of looks like meat--but it's made of three vegetables and a grain, so not really. Still, no bunnies died in its making, except maybe when the underpaid field worker harvested all the carrots to make my roast. I thought the field roast was the ultimate in meat technology (note: fakin' bacon? Not good technology), until I came across this Wired News story about a...
  • Wesley Snipes sues NYC, prosecutors who are seeking his DNA in paternity suit

    12/20/2004 10:51:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 606+ views
    AP ^ | December 20, 2004 | By LUKAS I. ALPERT
    NEW YORK -- Action film star Wesley Snipes filed a lawsuit Monday against New York City, charging that it had no jurisdiction to seek his DNA in a paternity suit filed in Indiana by a woman he said was crack-addicted and mentally ill.
  • Tampa, Fla. Court Documents-Actor Wesley Snipes Files Bogus $7 Million IRS Tax Refund Claim

    05/23/2002 9:23:47 AM PDT · by codebreaker · 36 replies · 1,199+ views
    The Smoking Gun, Federal Court Records, Tampa Bay Florida ^ | May 23, 2002 | Featured Document Staff 'Document of the Day'
    A popular tax evasion scheme--involving the claim that tax is only owed if income is derived from a foriegn corporation--was cited by Actor Wesley Snipes in a bizarre bid to secure an unwarranted $7.4 million dollar tax refund, according to douments filed Tuesday in a federal court in Tampa, Florida.As aprt of a complaint filed by outlaw tax prepaper Dougals Rosile, government lawyers filed a copy of an amended 1997 tax return submitted last year by Snipes a Rosile client.The amended return, which the Justice Department lawyers called the 'largest Rosile-prepared bogus refund claim the IRS has detected' reduced Snipes...