Apparently due to tax crimes and attempts to commit tax fraud, Wesley Snipes has been sentenced to three years in a prison. Although the time he serves may not be exactly the hardest there is, it’s still pretty lengthy. Two other actors even tried to vouch for Snipes‘ character, but it made no effect whatsoever in the case. From InTouch:
“In a shocking turn of events, Wesley Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison for willfully failing to file a tax return for three years. It was the maximum penalty sought by prosecutors and U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges handed down the harsh sentence because he said the actor exhibited a “history of contempt over a period of time” for U.S. tax laws. Despite letters from Woody Harrelson and Denzel Washington attesting to Wesley‘s good character, no leniency was granted to the actor. Wesley was acquitted in February of charges including felony tax fraud and conspiracy. He will remain free until notified that he had to surrender to authorities.”
Personally, if I had the money and connections Snipes has, I’d be gone. In a country where there are no extradition laws. Not to mention, one of those little bitty places where they probably don’t even know what celebrities are, let alone who Wesley Snipes is. Run, Wesley, run!