Wesley Snipes Begins Jail Time for Tax Evasion
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Blog, Jaquan Rushing
Dec 09, 2010
In Orlando, Florida Wesley Snipes is being charged with a tax evasion case. Two years ago he went to trial to fight his case to prove that he is not guilty, but the jury said different and gave him 3-years. But the good thing about that is they gave him the chance for a re-trial to try and prove himself innocent again.
The federal judge just ordered Snipes to turn his self in to the authorities for he can begin his three years in prison. I feel that is a lot of time just for some none paid taxes. But at least they gave him another change to try and when his battle.
In a written response to his decision the judge wrote: "The defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his conviction and sentence. ... The time has come for the judgment to be enforced,"
Snipes, 48-yeas old, is a good actor he played in movies 'Blade' , 'jungle fever' and many more but in 2008 he was convicted of 3 misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file his income tax returns. Then he was charged with two more real serious felony charges. Since Snipes is an actor and has a lot of money at first they did not saying where he is going to turn himself in at
The Federal Bureau of Prison is not saying anything about Snipes but what we do know is that he is getting 3-years because of not doing his filling his taxes. They said Snipes is his taking it well, he’s not mad or angry. I guess he just want to get it over with. They say he taking it well and that he is calm about everything. Snipe’s attorney argued at a hearing earlier that the jurors should be interviewed about whether they had perjured themselves by stating during the jury selection that they didn't have preconceived opinions about the case. Meachum said he had received e-mails from two former jurors who claimed other jurors thought Snipes was guilty even before the trial started. Snipes’ attorney felt that the reason they should give Snipes a new trail because of Kenneth Starr a former financial adviser to celebrities who admitted cheating wealthy and elderly clients out of tens of millions of dollars during a plea hearing last September in New York Snipes' attorneys wanted to know if Internal Revenue Service agents working on the Snipes case also knew that Starr was under investigation.
For me, I don’t feel like he should be getting that much time. I know they trying to set and example but what about the people that’s getting caught with guns. They only get a year but Snipes gets three years for not filing his taxes. It’s not like he was trying to kill somebody. Snipes is a good actor. I can’t wait for him to get out.
-- Jaquan Rushing
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