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Wesley Snipes The IRS In Tax Case

February 1, 2008
Acquitted Of Tax Fraud, Convicted On Lesser Charges

February 1. 2008

LOL @ this shirt I saw online

Wesley: thank you Jesus!

Actor Wesley Snipes has been acquitted on major tax fraud charges, but convicted on three misdemeanor charges of failing to file a tax return. If the verdict is upheld and he is sentenced, he faces up to 3 years in prison.

“Actor Wesley Snipes Acquitted of Tax Fraud, but Convicted of Failing to File a Tax Return”

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 three years in prison after originally facing a possible 16 years…


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