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Wesley Snipes Arrested in Florida for Tax Fraud

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Deeper_Background, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Wesley Snipes Arrested on Tax Fraud Charges

    FRIDAY DECEMBER 08, 2006 10:25AM EST

    By Jeff Truesdell

    Wesley Snipes Photo by: Robin Platzer / Twin ImagesWesley Snipes Arrested | Wesley Snipes
    Actor Wesley Snipes was arrested Friday in Florida on charges of tax fraud, Steve Cole, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa, Fla., tells PEOPLE.

    Snipes, 44, had been filming a movie in Namibia despite the warrant for his arrest, which was issued in October. He is charged with fraudulently claiming nearly $12 million in tax refunds and failing to file returns from 1999 through 2004.

    The actor flew into the Orlando International Airport and voluntarily surrendered, Cole said. He was due to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. on Ocala, Fla.

    Snipes had been filming the movie Gallowwalker in Africa. In October, the film's producer, Joanne Reay, told the Associated Press filming was scheduled to run until the third week of December.

    If found guilty on the tax-fraud charges, Snipes could face up to 16 years in prison. http://people.aol.com/people/article/0,26334,1568004,00.html
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    He just just gather all his cash, go to Vegas and bet on black until he can pay the taxes.
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Pedro Ruz Gutierrez
    Sentinel Staff Writer
    Posted December 8 2006, 10:50 AM EST

    OCALA -- Wesley Snipes, the Hollywood action star, was taken into custody this morning and will appear before a federal judge to answer charges of tax fraud and conspiracy later today.

    Wearing his signature black sunglasses, a black 2-piece suit and a blue shirt, Snipes walked through the back entrance of the courthouse at 9:30 a.m., escorted by federal agents and a prosecutor.


    Signature black sunglasses?

    Is Snipes a Blues Brother, and I didn't know?
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    No. That's what vampires wear in the daylight.
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    How the hell does this stuff keep happening?

    This is my simple Things To Do List the moment that I become a mega-star:

    1. Hire accountant.

    2. Tell accountant, "If you screw this up and lose my money, you will be killed. If you screw this up and get the IRS on my ass, you will be killed."

    End of list.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sounds like Mr. Snipes didn't want to spend any money on accountants -- or taxes for that matter.
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Every time I see you hit one in the air, or hear about you failing to file a 1040, you owe me 20 push-ups or 16 years in prison.[/Lou Brown]
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    "Play like LaCock, run from H and R Block."
  9. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Say it ain't so Willie Mays Hayes!!!


    Suck it, Blade!
  10. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    For selfish reasons, I hope he doesn't do time. I like watching his direct-to-dvd action movies. There, I said it. And I'm serious, I watch his and Seagal's stuff all the time.

    Not a bad life, huh? Make 4 movies a year, work in Eastern European or African countries where the dollar is incredibly inflated, maybe have a tryst or two with the models-turned-actresses on the film. I could go for that. All you have to remember to do is pay your taxes.
  11. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Under Siege.

    I can never turn that one off.
  12. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    I love Seagal, man. I can't believe the guy is like 56 now. If he hadn't allowd himself to get so heavy, you'd never know.
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