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    Quote Originally Posted by nwgirl View Post
    Come April, I'm gonna try the 861 argument. The 420 argument didn't go over so well last year, so I have to find something new.
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    Americans don't have to pay taxes on money earned in the US? I want all those damn taxes refunded! With interest!

    He will be taking over a role made famous by Leon Isaac Kennedy. Penitentiary 209: Write Off.

    SMH. Is he high?



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    ^^Guess Wesley's whining and bitching paid off.

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    ^If the government really had hard stuff on him, wouldn't it take more than whining to make it go away?

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    ^^How many times have celebrities had hard evidence against them and still gotten off with a slap on the wrist. Wesley's no different.

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    This was decided by a jury. Juries and celebrities? Nuff said.

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    ^I just don't see Wesley as being in the group that gets special treatment despite public outcry. I know what you're saying, but ...I don't know that the IRS is going to look the other way like LA prosecutors do. For instance, Willie Nelson, the IRS didn't care he was famous.

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    ^^Yeah, but Wesley has celebrity name status, and that usually carries a lot of weight. Plus, if a jury decided this case then that explains it all, since juries don't really like sending celebrities to jail, ex: O.J., Robert Blake, and Phil Spector.

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    ^^Those juries apparently are not made up of GR members, 'cause most of us wouldn't mind seeing more celebs in jail for the shit they pull.

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    Snipes 'should serve three years'


    Snipes starred in films such as Blade, Passenger 57 and Demolition Man

    Film star Wesley Snipes should spend three years in prison and be fined $5m (2.5m) for tax evasion, US prosecutors have said.
    The actor was found guilty in February of failing to submit tax returns, although he was cleared of more serious charges, including fraud.
    Prosecutors have now recommended that he faced the maximum penalty for a "brazen defiance" of US tax laws.
    The Blade star will be sentenced on 24 April. He was not available to comment.
    In court papers filed on Monday, US Attorney Robert O'Neill pressed for the maximum penalty because, he said, the case provided a "singular opportunity" to "deter tax crime nationwide".
    "For nearly a decade, Snipes has engaged in a campaign of criminal tax conduct, combining brazen defiance with insidious concealment," a US Department of Justice statement said.
    'Fraudulent harm'
    "Snipes has escaped paying more than $15m (7.6m) in income tax to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and has pursued an intended fraudulent harm to the United States Treasury of more than $41m (20.8m)."
    At his trial in January, lawyers for the film star admitted he had been "dead wrong" and should have to pay the money back.
    But they denied any crime had been committed, saying Mr Snipes had been open with the government about what he was doing.
    "Disagreement with the IRS is not fraud of the IRS, is not deception," argued defence lawyer Robert Barnes.
    The actor's first role was in Goldie Hawn's 1986 American football comedy Wildcats, and he later appeared in the video for Michael Jackson's Bad, which was directed by Martin Scorsese.
    He also appeared in hit films such as White Men Can't Jump, Passenger 57 and the Blade trilogy.

    BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Snipes 'should serve three years'

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