Posted by Media Outrage on April 16th, 2008
The IRS doesn’t seem too forgiving when it comes to millionaire actors refusing to make it rain on them.
Convicted tax cheat Wesley Snipes should be thrown in the slammer for three years and pay $5 million, U.S. prosecutors have told the judge who will sentence the actor.
Making an example of Snipes, after years of “brazen defiance” of U.S. tax laws aimed at cheating the government of $41 million, would help deter other tax avoiders, assistant U.S. Attorney Robert O’Neill of Florida wrote.
Snipes was convicted in Florida in February of three counts of failure to file federal income tax returns. Each count carries a maximum sentence of one year.
Snipes was acquitted on two felony charges of filing false claims and fraud in seeking millions of dollars of refunds in other tax years.
The sentencing recommendation said Snipes, with the aid of two other men, “brazenly waged a campaign” against the IRS by sending phony claims, filings and demands to the agency and making “frivolous” Freedom of Information Act requests for IRS records.
Mediaoutrage- Looks like Wesley might have a lot of time to study Oprah’s book of choice ‘A New Earth‘ and decipher whether or not she’s pushing a new age doctrine or not and of course dabble a bit in the Koran and hit the weights of course. He also might have time to sharpen up his acting skills. Bold move Wesley, in refusing to pay the IRS $41million!? Bold move.