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Celtkin
10-17-2006, 12:02 PM
[FoxNews (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,221599,00.html)] Actor Wesley Snipes was indicted Tuesday on eight counts of tax fraud for failing to pay nearly $12 million in taxes and failing to file tax returns for six years.

Federal prosecutors in Tampa said Snipes' fraudulently claimed refunds in 1996 and 1997 on taxes already paid, and then failed to file returns between 1999 and 2004. Each count carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Snipes, 44, who had a home in Windermere, has not been arrested because authorities don't know where he is, the IRS said.

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In 2002, the Justice Department sued a Florida tax preparer who it said filed bogus tax refund claims, including a $7.3 million demand for Snipes.

The actor was not named as a defendant, but the lawsuit said the preparer's largest claim was an amended income tax return filed on behalf of Snipes and dated April 14, 2001. The return requested a $7,360,755 refund for taxes paid in 1997. The return said Snipes adjusted gross income was zero, according to the lawsuit.

Motion
10-17-2006, 12:02 PM
12 Mil, yikes

Blade
10-17-2006, 12:42 PM
Oh no, they are on to me.....time to hide.

Timmy54
10-17-2006, 01:11 PM
You know wade had to be his accountant

dominizzo
10-17-2006, 01:13 PM
At Least Wesley tried

Scatman
10-17-2006, 01:45 PM
Oh no, they are on to me.....time to hide.

holy crap lol...that was funny

Roman529
10-17-2006, 01:58 PM
The Blade got sliced....I believe he is neighbors with Shaq and Tiger Woods?....maybe he can take up a collection. :lol:

Blade
10-17-2006, 02:06 PM
The Blade got sliced....I believe he is neighbors with Shaq and Tiger Woods?....maybe he can take up a collection. :lol:

Yea, Tiger Woods lives on my right and Shaq lives on the left side....i mean i think they live next to him.

Majpain
10-17-2006, 04:11 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/17/wesleysnipes.indicted.ap/index.html

Looks like Wesley Snipes needs some money :sidelol:

Blade
10-17-2006, 04:41 PM
I never agreed to do that....:cooldude:

icephinfan
10-17-2006, 04:50 PM
I never agreed to do that....:cooldude:

:lol:

Blade
10-17-2006, 05:01 PM
One night in Vegas, i lose 12 million and the govt gets on my case...

icephinfan
10-17-2006, 05:06 PM
One night in Vegas, i lose 12 million and the govt gets on my case...

Too many showgirls.:wink:

Roman529
10-17-2006, 05:58 PM
Yea, Tiger Woods lives on my right and Shaq lives on the left side....i mean i think they live next to him.

How come you couldn't beat Woody Harrelson in basketball?

*White Men Can't Jump*

Blade
10-17-2006, 06:13 PM
He paid me 1.2 million and promised to get me some high quality strippers if i let him win. So, i agreed.

So a few years later when we made Money Train, he hooked me up with J-LO!

dQbell
10-18-2006, 12:06 AM
Are you and Arsenio the same person?

Scatman
10-19-2006, 10:26 AM
He paid me 1.2 million and promised to get me some high quality strippers if i let him win. So, i agreed.

So a few years later when we made Money Train, he hooked me up with J-LO!

bro you should for real keeping acting like him on every single thread..... i dont know why i find this crap so funny...probably cause its something i would do...dont find many people that do stupid crap like me

Blade
10-19-2006, 10:50 AM
Are you and Arsenio the same person?

No, we are not the same person. I am better lookin and i have a career. Where is he now? Probably flippin burgers at Burger King.

BAMAPHIN 22
10-23-2006, 01:04 PM
Snipes to continue filming in Namibia


Wesley Snipes will continue filming as planned in Namibia despite the U.S. warrant for his arrest on tax fraud charges, the producer of "Gallowwalker" said Monday.

Joanne Reay said Snipes, who is the lead actor in the movie, was on location in the desert near the town of Swakob. Reay said Snipes had traveled to Namibia to shoot the film and not to flee U.S. justice. She said the plan was to stay until the third week in December.

"As far as we understand, Wesley is not going to be arrested in Namibia," she told The Associated Press.

"We are shooting and we are continuing to shoot," said Reay. "We are aware of the issue around the tax charges but we are not discussing it."

Snipes, 44, was indicted last week on eight counts of tax fraud, accused of trying to cheat the government out of nearly $12 million in false refund claims and not filing returns for six years. If convicted of all the charges, he could face 16 years in prison.

At the time, prosecutors said they couldn't arrest Snipes because they didn't know where he was.

Reay said Snipes wasn't staying at the luxury lodge near Swakob where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt awaited the birth of their daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, earlier this year.

According to the indictment, Snipes had his taxes prepared by accountants with a history of filing false returns to reap payments for their clients. The firm, American Rights Litigators, would receive 20 percent of refunds from clients, according to the indictment.


http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/23/people.wesley.snipes.ap/index.html

Blade
10-23-2006, 01:43 PM
Snipes to continue filming in Namibia


Wesley Snipes will continue filming as planned in Namibia despite the U.S. warrant for his arrest on tax fraud charges, the producer of "Gallowwalker" said Monday.

Joanne Reay said Snipes, who is the lead actor in the movie, was on location in the desert near the town of Swakob. Reay said Snipes had traveled to Namibia to shoot the film and not to flee U.S. justice. She said the plan was to stay until the third week in December.

"As far as we understand, Wesley is not going to be arrested in Namibia," she told The Associated Press.

"We are shooting and we are continuing to shoot," said Reay. "We are aware of the issue around the tax charges but we are not discussing it."

Snipes, 44, was indicted last week on eight counts of tax fraud, accused of trying to cheat the government out of nearly $12 million in false refund claims and not filing returns for six years. If convicted of all the charges, he could face 16 years in prison.

At the time, prosecutors said they couldn't arrest Snipes because they didn't know where he was.

Reay said Snipes wasn't staying at the luxury lodge near Swakob where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt awaited the birth of their daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, earlier this year.

According to the indictment, Snipes had his taxes prepared by accountants with a history of filing false returns to reap payments for their clients. The firm, American Rights Litigators, would receive 20 percent of refunds from clients, according to the indictment.


http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/23/people.wesley.snipes.ap/index.html

I told them not to tell people where i was. How am i goin to avoided payin my taxes and avoidin the police when everyone keeps reportin where i am? http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/02/ninja-1.gif<-- Thats me incognito.