Thursday, October 19, 2006

Wesley Snipes, Crackheads and the IRS. Oh My!

Wesley Snipes Feels Blade of IRS
The Blade star was indicted in Tampa Tuesday on eight counts of tax fraud for allegedly trying to bilk $12 million in fraudulent refunds out of the federal government, for claiming his income was immune from taxation and for failing to file any returns for six years.

If convicted on all charges, the actor could face up to 16 years in prison—though they'll have to catch him first. Last week the U.S. Attorney's office issued a warrant for Snipes' arrest after federal authorities were unable to locate him.
Are they sure it's him and not his tax preparer's?
According to the indictment, unsealed this morning and posted online by the Smoking Gun (, the 44-year-old actor attempted to seek the eight-figure refund in 1996 and 1997 as part of an ongoing tax scam.

Federal investigators claim the fraud was perpetrated with the help of Eddie Ray Kahn and Douglas Rosile. Kahn is the founder of two organizations—Florida's American Rights Litigators and Guiding Light of God Ministries—which, per the indictment, "promoted and sold fraudulent tax schemes." Rosile is an accountant for the former company.

Ewwww.... That doesn't sound good. I heard about those. I hope this isn't true. The crackhead thing turned out to be a crazy crackhead with delusions and was dismissed. Let's hope that this turns out to be misinformation as well.

You know?

Wesley Snipes seems to have the worst news released about him. I wondered who he pissed off?

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