Wesley Snipes Ordered To Commence Three Year Sentence For Tax Evasion

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    Wesley Snipes: Attorneys argue Snipes deserves new trial for tax fraud charges - chicagotribune.com

    Zowie. How could someone so wealthy end up like this? And is the Ken Starr in this article Clinton's enemy?
     
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    Shame on you Maddy, I though you knew better than to believe a lawyer if his lips are moving. Wesley Snipes was acquitted on all counts of tax fraud, and is not going to prison for that. He ended up like this because the government is using him as an example, why else would he be going to prison for the misdemeanor offense of failing to file a tax return?

    Wesley Snipes acquitted of federal tax fraud - Entertainment - Celebrities - TODAYshow.com
     
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    The whole story confuses me. I cannot believe they are locking up Wesley Snipes.....doesn't the man have an accountant?
     
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    I'd have given him ten.
     
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    If you are a multi-millionaire entertainer and delegate your business affairs to an accountant or whatnot, where's the intent?
     
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    There's doesn't need to be intent. If you unintentially break the law, you still broke the law and should be held accountable.
     
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    He is a well known celebrity, and a tax protester. The government does not need intent.
     
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    The courts generally disagree with you, which is why lawyers talk about intent a lot.
     
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    Wesley Snipes is a tax protestor?
     
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