Snipes To Do Jail Time

by Dual Income No Kids on April 24, 2008 · 0 comments

Hello All,

Well. The news is in, a Federal judge has sentenced Wesley Snipes to three years in prison.

In case you haven’t been following the whole saga, Snipes became involved the tax denier movement back in 1999 after getting hit with a $2 million dollar income tax bill. The feds went after him in 2007 after figuring out that he hadn’t been paying up.

In January of this year, he survived a tough trial in US federal criminal court, and avoided most of the felonies the prosecutors tried to pin on him. But – he was found guilty on three misdemeanors counts of not filing his returns. Now, for these three misdemeanors, the judge gave snipes three years in prison.

The sentence is a bit on the harsh side. Snipes doesn’t have a record – other than these tax crimes. Typically the toughest penalties are given to offenders who commit serious violent crimes and have a long criminal record. So this sentence seems puzzling given Snipes background. His defense team plans an appeal. Based on Snipes lack of a record, I think they will get some time taken off the sentence.

The moral of this story is: pay your taxes!

Best,

James

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