December 8, 2010

Wesley Snipes on Prison Sentence!

Posted: 11:23 AM ET
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Sdpat   December 8th, 2010 11:55 am ET

They are trying to make an example of Mr. Snipes. In my opinion he should not be going to jail. To make an example of someone who is a celebrity is the cowards way out. It creates notoriety for the court and in many ways I think they enjoy it. The judge is wrong in this case and should be called out.

My husband got a felony for back child support(even though he was paying and still is)and they are making an example of him too because we have a low income. He is on 5 yrs probation. He has been paying for over 20 years and still is.

Kowman Harsh   December 8th, 2010 12:06 pm ET

If anything, the media has not reported the really bad facts about Snipes. His racist leanings, his intimidation communications to government personnel, and his nonpayment of taxes for many, many years. His sentence is completely within the bounds of reasonableness; his attorney and the television judge know little about Federal criminal law. Wesley and his team are simply delusional.

Jonathan Graham   December 8th, 2010 1:34 pm ET

Mr. King, you need to get your priorities straight! Almost an hour of Wesley Snipes when you promised us Susan Boyle. The least you could have done is announce that Susan would be shown at a later date. Those of us who tuned in to see her, and only her, were sorely disappointed. When will Susan's segment be aired please?

AJ   December 9th, 2010 10:20 am ET

Asked the simple question, "Did you sign tax returns," the unctuous Mr. Snipes and lawyer simply don't answer and add mumbo-jumbo about accountants doing this and that.

Guilty as charged, tax (and question) evader.

Hector Fabian   December 9th, 2010 12:57 pm ET

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Donald Roby   December 9th, 2010 7:26 pm ET

This country should be in an outrage because of this situation with Mr. Snipes. We have a US Congressman who evaded paying IRS taxes for more than a decade and has only been censured by the Congress of the United States. Why is Mr. Rangle not treated the same as Mr. Snipes???? Are our US Congressmen and Senators above the laws of this great country??? If you can, please bring these questions before the American people.

Thanks Don Roby

AntBee   December 10th, 2010 12:05 am ET

Mr. Snipes should be ashamed of himself for even trying to lie his way out of not filing and paying his taxes!

We all have to pay taxes. Heck, my housekeeper earnes no more than $30,000 a year and she has to pay taxes!

Mr. Snipes insults all of us (especially a judge) when he acts as if he had no knowledge of what the tax laws are in this country!

Come on Wesley! You screwed up big time and that is the end of it. Give it up and go and serve your time. You will not do all of the 3 years anyway!

Just STOP insulting folks!

Chris O   December 16th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

You've inspired a generation!

Roscoe   December 20th, 2010 5:03 pm ET

As much as I like Snipes in his movies he almost certainly got what he deserved. Either he was willful in his failure to file tax returns or he was terminally stupid in his ignorance of the real world. Probably willful but it doesn't matter. How could anyone with his money think the IRS would let him slide?

Peppergood   December 24th, 2010 9:51 am ET

Go Wesley! The people who are prosecuting you are guilty of the same crimes! Unfortunately we are all responsable for our tax blunders, whether we made them or not. Personally, I think they should have just made you pay up. Prison is not necessary in this case, as long as the bill gets paid. Maybe you should change your name to Paris Hilton. Bet she's not going to jail for her tax misrepresentation. Either way, I hope it all works out for you.

jack hall   December 24th, 2010 10:10 am ET

first the IRS needs to prove you owe the taxes in court. then you are ordered by the court to pay. if you refuse to pay then you should go to jail.

GovmintCheese   December 27th, 2010 3:06 am ET

Sure, blame Snipes instead of the system that has been raping American citizens for almost 100 years– that being the Central Bank and it's watchdog, the IRS.

Rusty   December 27th, 2010 11:28 am ET

Government officials do their best to put arrogant people behind bars. If Snipes was apologetic and admitted fault, there would have been a compromise made to keep him out of prison.

leslie   December 28th, 2010 1:27 pm ET

Finally an explanation for why Mr. Snipes spent so many years recently making awful movies in Eastern European countries! It's a tax dodge, which makes total sense. He came home to face the music, even though he doesn't like the tune that is playing. Too bad, Wesley, you wrote the music....

Wii Warner   December 28th, 2010 4:42 pm ET

The IRS acts like a criminal mafia bueracracy that enjoys making American's lives miserable.

John Monteiro   December 30th, 2010 11:11 am ET

Let's just get rid of the IRS. They have silenced and also destroyed millions of Americans and their families. They are brutal thugs that have always done the dirty work for the politicians. Why not have a flat tax? No that's too simple.

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