Wesley Snipes Going to Jail for Tax Fraud?

You know, I really hate it when celebrities think they are so rich and famous that it puts them above the law. But I hate it even more when the long arm of the law tries to bring down punishment on their heads, only to have them skip away completely free because they have enough money to buy their way out of any mess. This is what I am assuming will happen in the case of Wesley Snipes, who, it has come out today, apparently tried to cheat the U.S. government out of some $12 million through tax fraud. Snipes fraudulently claimed tax refunds in 1996 and 1997 on income taxes already paid, and also failed to file a tax return for 6 years. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, but authorities have not been able to locate Snipes as of yet. He faces up to 20 years in prison. Suddenly I’m having visions of a lone White Bronco driving across a highway into the unknown. This could turn into some seriously gripping ongoing news coverage for at least a couple months! All I can keep thinking is how ironic it is that the very man who delivered the line “Always bet on black” is now accused of such a white collar crime. What a sad turn of events for one of America’s favourite action stars.

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  • Henrik

    For some reason this reminds me of the South Park episode “The Jeffersons” where the police were adamant that wealthy people HAD to go to jail – but only if they were black. South Park holds the answers to life.

    But Wesley Snipes has always been a weird dude, I wouldn’t be surprised if he is a crook.

  • Oh Christ. WTF was he thinking?

  • He has been having money issues for a long time, this sounds like he got desperate and crossed the line, Its a shame though as he’s a great action star.

  • Chopper

    send him to jail. i hate when stars think they are above the law and can get away with whatever they want. how hard is it for snipes to pay his taxes every year, everyone else can do it. so i say Capone his ass, send him away.