Wesley Snipes as Blade

Wesley Snipes was found guilty of tax evasion charges in Florida in a case that started almost two years ago and is awaiting sentencing.  The IRS claimed that he owed $12 million in taxes because he filed false refunds.  Not only will Snipes have to pay these back taxes and interest, which have now been found to total over $15 million, but the Assistant Attorney General prosecuting the case wants Snipes to pay a $5 million fine and spend three years in prison!

Snipes attorneys say that probation is the appropriate punishment and submitted three dozen letters from friends of Snipes attesting to his character. Those coming to Snipes’ aid included Denzel Washington and Woody Harrelson. 

I think the most damning evidence is that documents filed by the IRS prove that Snipes shipped millions of dollars to accounts in Switzerland, Antigua and the Isle of Man to avoid paying taxes on that money.  Blade is guilty and he should get some prison time if you ask me.  Rich people shouldn’t continue to get away with this shit.  I pay my taxes, why shouldn’t this bitch?

Update: Snap!  Snipes was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

1 Comment »

  1. dude, he coughed up $5M immediately… he’s paid his lawyers hundreds of thousands… and they’re readying his appeal.

    Let’s bet some beers:

    I bet by the time his counsel is done, he does 90 days and then wears an ankle bracelet!

    #1 by evan — May 2, 2008 @ 11:16 pm

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