Wesley Snipes a wanted man
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Posted by George on October 18th, 2006
Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes has been indicted on federal criminal charges for not paying Uncle Sam from 1999 to 2004, with the help of two others. Wesley along with Eddie Ray Kahn and Douglas Rosile fraudulently claimed tax refunds of almost $12 million for 1996 and 1997.

Snipes is also charged with six counts of failure to file income tax returns since 1999. A federal judge issued a warrant for his arrest. However, federal officials said they hoped the publicity surrounding the case, because of Snipes’s celebrity, would spur the actor-producer to surrender voluntarily.

The indictment, handed up by a federal grand jury last week, says Snipes – best known for the Blade trilogy of vampire movies and films such as Jungle Fever and White Men Can’t Jump – sent bogus cheques worth $US14 million to the IRS for his estimated tax liabilities in recent years.

The conspiracy and false claim charges each carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Snipes also faces up to a year in jail on each charge of failing to file income tax returns.

This all spells a whole heck of a lot of years in prison with lots of male bonding and a whole lot of money he’s going to own on top of the amount he never paid. If any actor can spend years in prison, it’s Wesley.

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