lol@ Wesley Snipes, WTF are you thinking?

Ns1

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oh man.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/20...irs-questi/?news-metro

OCALA - Did the action-movie star duck and roll under the tax system, or was he simply asking the Internal Revenue Service for help in filing his returns?

On Monday morning, federal prosecutors, defense attorneys and a judge will sift through dozens of prospective jurors from four Central Florida counties with the goal of seating a 12-member jury. The jury will take up to four weeks to determine whether actor Wesley Snipes is guilty of conspiracy and presenting false claims for millions of dollars in tax refunds. Snipes also is charged with failing to file tax returns for six years.

If convicted, he faces up to 16 years in prison.

An October 2006 federal indictment states that Snipes, along with two men who ran a tax-fraud scheme, filed for $11.4 million in false tax returns. Snipes and his co-conspirators argued that the U.S. government can only tax residents on income generated in other countries, the indictment states. That claim has been proved false by several courts, according to the indictment.

Snipes at one point called his usual tax preparers and told them to file the refund requests as he directed, the indictment states. The tax accountants told him the filing would be improper, prosecutors allege.

The two men charged with Snipes, Eddie Ray Kahn and Douglas P. Rosalie, ran an organization out of Lake County that purported to be an aggressive accounting firm, according to the indictment. It morphed into a new group, Guiding Light of God Ministries, a supposed nonprofit Christian organization. Both organizations, the indictment states, "sold fraudulent tax schemes."

Snipes' lead attorney, Robert G. Bernhoft, said the issue in court will not be about various tax theories. Snipes, Bernhoft said, did not try to defraud the government. He simply asked the IRS whether this innovative way to file returns was allowed.

"He did what every other American is entitled to," Bernhoft said. "He asked the IRS for information. Asking questions is not a crime, even if the IRS would like it to be."

Bernhoft said the IRS is holding $110 million in unclaimed tax refunds. If no one is allowed to ask about the money, the IRS will not have to pay it back, he said.

"asking questions" does not preclude you from paying 6 years worth of taxes.
 

nakedfrog

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Why would the IRS take notice of one person filing for $11 million in tax returns? ;)
 

ranmaniac

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The IRS sucks, but they have teeth, and so it's basically playing Russian roullete if you choose not to file, especially if you're famous.
 

invidia

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"The IRS doesn't send their celebrities to prison, we just garnish their salaries."
 

Goosemaster

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Originally posted by: invidia
"The IRS doesn't send their celebrities to prison, we just garnish their balls with pimento, boil them for about 45min, and them eat them with some salt and chives."

fixed.



 

Gothgar

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Wait, so he asked the IRS whether or not his accountants were filing his taxes correctly and they get him in trouble?
 

potato28

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Originally posted by: Goosemaster
Originally posted by: invidia
"The IRS doesn't send their celebrities to prison, we just garnish their balls with pimento, boil them for about 45min, and them eat them with some salt and chives."

fixed.

:laugh:
 

Auric

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So we may be blessed with an ever so slight repreive from the stream of consistently shitty movies?
 

FoBoT

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yeah, that cracks me up
what a moran

kids, this is what happens if you lose your tinfoil hat and believe the nutjobs that say the sixteenth amendment was never ratified
:laugh:
 

mugs

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They can't keep him in jail. He'll kill the warden, rip his eye out and use it to get through the biometric sensors that control access to the doors.
 

marvdmartian

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Yeah, really sad. I've kept track of this story, as it comes out in the news, and am really starting to think that Wesley Snipes is losing touch with reality, pretty much in the same way that OJ Simpson has......they consider themselves above the law, untouchable, priveledged, because of their celebrity status.

Did anyone watch the video of OJ being taken back to Las Vegas in yesterday's news? He looked nothing like a man who is being led off to jail, more like someone going on vacation! :confused:
 

mh47g

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Originally posted by: mugs
They can't keep him in jail. He'll kill the warden, rip his eye out and use it to get through the biometric sensors that control access to the doors.

Let's blow these guys!
 

Ns1

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Originally posted by: Gothgar
Wait, so he asked the IRS whether or not his accountants were filing his taxes correctly and they get him in trouble?

that's his defense...

of course, he also didn't file/pay 6 years of tax returns
 

Fullmetal Chocobo

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Originally posted by: mh47g
Originally posted by: mugs
They can't keep him in jail. He'll kill the warden, rip his eye out and use it to get through the biometric sensors that control access to the doors.

Let's blow these guys!

Blow these guys away. ;) I loved that movie.
 

ja1484

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Originally posted by: Auric
So we may be blessed with an ever so slight repreive from the stream of consistently shitty movies?


Now now, the Blade series was good camp fun (Donal Logue ftmfw), even though the third one was horrible, and Art of War was pretty good.

But yeah, he has been in a few stinkers.
 

AndrewR

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Originally posted by: Fullmetal Chocobo
Originally posted by: mh47g
Originally posted by: mugs
They can't keep him in jail. He'll kill the warden, rip his eye out and use it to get through the biometric sensors that control access to the doors.

Let's blow these guys!

Blow these guys away. ;) I loved that movie.

Maybe there's a gay porn version? :confused:
 

alkemyst

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Sadly IRS was created as a temporary institution...no checks and balances were put in place.

Once the gov't got used to the gravy train, they didn't want to turn it off.