Wesley Snipes heading to the slammer

wesley_snipes.jpgWesley Snipes is heading to the slammer after not filing his taxes for five years. The action star was sentenced yesterday to three years behind bars – the maximum penalty for tax evasion – despite pleas from fellow actors Woody Harrelson and Denzel Washington. But U.S District Judge William Terrell Hodges refused to release Snipes on probation and order the actor to serve the maximum sentence. Snipes had also been charged – but was acquitted – with tax fraud, filing a false claim, as well as three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file a tax return. Details of when Snipes will start his sentence and the prison where he will serve his term have not yet been released.

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  1. Dave • April 25, 2008 @ 10:00 AM

    He should of went drunk driving, then he wouldn’t have to serve time.

  2. whatever • April 25, 2008 @ 2:09 PM

    lol good one!

  3. Nancy • April 25, 2008 @ 4:26 PM

    Nah Dave, they are only punishing him like this because he’s black!!

  4. Anonymous • April 25, 2008 @ 5:57 PM

    No way, actually if he was white he’d probably get a lot more time, but you have to be careful not to upset black people! And the judge knows this!

  5. Anonymous • April 25, 2008 @ 7:16 PM

    lmao its always gota be some kind of race thing dosent it? the dude dosent pay his taxes, white or black.

  6. mike • April 25, 2008 @ 7:28 PM

    who the hell is wesley snipes?

  7. Suneagle • April 25, 2008 @ 9:41 PM

    This is F’N Bullshit don’t they know he’s Blade???? His diet of blood will screw our taxes through the roof!! LOL

    No really it’s bull it’s about tax c’mon 3 years the guy probly has enough money to pay back what ever the money that is owed I really can’t belive their putting an Icon like this in jail with no crimnal record before this..!! In this case he should of been charged and have to pay for the taxes not go to prison F’N stupid govnerment stikes again it’s stupid and offensive!!!

    -Suneagle

  8. Patrick • April 26, 2008 @ 1:17 AM

    really? With all the drug dealers, murderers, gang bangers, and pedophiles out there, they gotta send Wesley Snipes to jail for tax evasion? And these dumb assed Americans think WE’RE backwards? Wow…….

  9. Arnold • April 26, 2008 @ 9:38 AM

    When it comes to taxes any government will make an example.

    Can’t wait till he escapes and the Governator has to track him down.

    “My name is Arnold and you wil pay your back taxes”

  10. tributegirl • April 26, 2008 @ 12:09 PM

    Yeah, he could easily pay what he owes, so why didn’t he do that in the first place? He’s smart enough to know that it is a federal offence to not pay them, he can certainly afford it, so wtf?
    Oh, and yes anonymous, I agree, race always has to come into it, doesn’t it? That’s so frustrating, racism will never die as long as we keep it alive by bringing it up every possible chance we get.

  11. Chris • April 26, 2008 @ 12:36 PM

    I remember reading he was almost bankrupt , thats why he wasn’t paying dont know if its true or not. But it would make sense.

  12. Nancy • April 26, 2008 @ 1:00 PM

    Yes, he owes like $2.8 million or so!!!

  13. alice • April 26, 2008 @ 2:23 PM

    should have filed his taxes. Why is it always the rich that think they don’t have to pay their way. Us normal folks that can hardly make ends meet do our share pay ours so why should a man in his finacial position think he gets a free ride in todays society. Hope this smartens up so the the rest of the rich loosers.

  14. Who Cares? • April 26, 2008 @ 6:04 PM

    HAHAHAHA… gurantee he joins the DC Blacks in jail and comes out jacked and an institutionalized

  15. Anonymous • April 26, 2008 @ 8:48 PM

    He’s going to jail because he filed the false claims. He’s getting the max because he’s famous and they’re setting an example.

    He probably would have gotten less time if he never filed.

  16. Lexie • April 26, 2008 @ 9:40 PM

    He’s a celebrity. He’ll probably be out in three weeks because of overcrowding, or good behaviour.

  17. Nancy • April 27, 2008 @ 2:50 PM

    Anonymous on April 26 @ 8:48 pm…….Snipes was acquitted on those 2 felony charges of filing false claims and fraud from previous tax years. The 3 years he was just sentenced to is for willfully failing to file his income tax returns for the years 1999-2001. So actually, he got MORE time for not filing!!

  18. tributegirl • April 28, 2008 @ 2:08 PM

    All he needs is to do another movie, and I’m sure he has lots of offers all the time, that would give him enough money to pay off his back taxes, live well, and prepare to avoid paying taxes again next year!

  19. Nancy • April 28, 2008 @ 3:56 PM

    Supposedly, the media said that he paid the government $5 million right there in court the other day, but the point is that it was too late…sure, it paid the back taxes for those specified # of years but, he still tried to deceive the government, and that folks….is a FEDERAL OFFENCE!!!

  20. Nancy • April 28, 2008 @ 3:56 PM

    I don’t think they ever sent Willie Nelson to prison though, and he owed close to $30 million!!

  21. Hairy Banana • April 28, 2008 @ 4:40 PM

    I can’t see Willie Nelson fitting in the prison system. He would really be asking for it with his country music.

    When it’s all said and done Wesley got sniped!

    Your Hairy Banana has spoken!

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