Wesley Snipes jailed for 3 years

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Wesley Snipes jailed for 3 years

Postby Egaladeist » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:10 am

A "very sorry" Wesley Snipes, star of the "Blade" movies, was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday for willfully failing to file U.S. income tax returns for 1999 through 2001.

Snipes was convicted in February on three misdemeanor counts. U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges handed down the maximum sentence and said he felt it was important to create a general deterrent against tax defiance.

"I am very sorry for my mistakes and errors," Snipes told the judge. "This will never happen again."

He read a prepared statement, describing himself as an "idealist, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritual-seeking artist" who epitomized the expression "mo' money, mo' problems."

http://www.reuters.com/article/peopleNe ... 8420080424
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Postby THE Doctor » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:56 am

What an upside down world we live in..

Jailed for years for stealing or tax evasion.. what is it 3 years here.. have seen 9 - 15 for embezzlement.

But murder.. you get the same or less.. way less..

For hacking (and not working for the Gubment) MORE..
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Postby snakedog » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:20 am

THE Doctor wrote:What an upside down world we live in..

Jailed for years for stealing or tax evasion.. what is it 3 years here.. have seen 9 - 15 for embezzlement.

But murder.. you get the same or less.. way less..

For hacking (and not working for the Gubment) MORE..


What "justice" is REALLY based on...is how bad you pissed somebody off.

And, sadly, how dark your skin is...
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Postby Egaladeist » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:32 am

Well...true...but unlike when Chuck Berry and James Brown went to jail for tax evasion back in the day...I doubt Snipes will ever see ' real ' prison...

his sentence will probably be mostly commuted and he'll spend the time he is in prison in one of those like Martha Stewart was in.

Celebs never see the inside of ' real ' prison anymore unless they kill or rape someone.
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Postby THE Doctor » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:59 am

snakedog wrote:
THE Doctor wrote:What an upside down world we live in..

Jailed for years for stealing or tax evasion.. what is it 3 years here.. have seen 9 - 15 for embezzlement.

But murder.. you get the same or less.. way less..

For hacking (and not working for the Gubment) MORE..


What "justice" is REALLY based on...is how bad you pissed somebody off.

And, sadly, how dark your skin is...


Justice is not what I said.. and yes.. A coloured person in a white society is marginalised..
As is a Muslim in a Christian Society
So is White in a Dark society
And a Christian in a Muslim
OR Jew in Muslim
But that is racism.. and that is a pigment of our collective imagination..
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Postby Harry » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:23 am

F*ck him - he earns a damn site more than 90% of the world and they pay their tax, many of who can't afford to do so - $38 million in 8 years....so i'm guessing the tax would have been around what, 14 Million? Damn that only leaves him with 24 Million........what the hell did he want to do with 38 million dollars that he couldnt do with 24 million.....hope he gets bummed every day in jail.
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Postby Shippwreck » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:23 am

Although I think that what The Doc said is very true, in this instance I would suspect that the fact that he is a relatively big name had more to do with the size of the sentence than the colour of his skin...

I believe he was made an example of and the reason the sentence was so large was because as Eg says I doubt he's likely to be in for anywhere near that length of time.
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Postby Aspman » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:05 am

He'll get an easy time of it.

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Postby Panama Red » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:26 am

Then there's the book deals and movie or TV Movie of the week deals, then a visit with Dr.Phil to expose his innermost secrets and then a couch jumping visit with Oprah and a talking tour at $300.00 a head for the University's to let young impressionable minds know that sticking it to the tax man is verrry baadd... :roll:
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