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Snipes Don't Need No Stinkin' Witnesses!

1/28/2008 4:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Wesley Snipes has an interesting defense to his federal tax charges -- none!

Today in a Florida federal court, Snipes and his attorneys rested their case -- without calling a single witness. His attorney, Daniel Meachum, said, "We chose not to call witnesses because there was no need to. The government prosecutors have put on a case that simply does not come close to meeting the standard of its burden of proof." Always bet on black!

Snipes and two co-defendants are currently on trial in for allegedly failing to file his 2000 federal taxes, for demanding $11 million in tax refunds on taxes he'd already paid, and bouncing checks to the U.S. Treasury. Snipes' attorneys say the "Passenger 57" star is the victim of unscrupulous accountants and sincerely believed he didn't have to pay taxes.

The trial, which started January 14, was expected to last a month. The prosecution rested its case on Friday.

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1.

Lysette    

See you in 5 to 10 Snipes!

2404 days ago
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noitall    

I HOPE THEY FRY HIS ***** ASS !!!!

2404 days ago
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scarlett    

Hope they nail his *** to the wall. He knows he cheated, we knows he cheated, and the government knows he cheated.
Do the right thing, jury!

2404 days ago
4.

Jizy    

He thinks he really is half-man/half-vampire.

2404 days ago
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noyankhere    

this guy is a jerk, and he will use the race card to try to get out of jail.. All he does is prove the sterotype of american blacks," mo money mo money and give me ma money bi.t.ch!!!"Black celebs will ALWAYS BE JUDGED HARSHER THAN THEIR WHITE COUNTERPARTS and for this reason.. they should try to keep their noses a bit cleaner than those ones do.. YEP, CHANCE IS A FINE THING ON THAT ONE...

2404 days ago
6.

I was abused by MJ    

He's an african-american, why would he ever think he should pay any taxes?

2404 days ago
7.

noitall    

And you all want Obama as Pres. ??!!!?? GRAFFITI'S ON THE WALL, BABIES ..................

2404 days ago
8.

gagal    

WTF! He honestly thought he did not have to pay taxes. WHAT?

2404 days ago
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Dawn Day    

Hasn't he heard that ignorance is not bliss???

But we all know that rule is only for the commoners, right?

Stay tuned...

2404 days ago
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erin    

You really don't have to pay the income tax. If you think I'm lying check out
http://www.libertytax08.com/

The Supreem court has ruled many times that article 16 of the constitution refers to corporate companies earning a profit. Too bad the rest of the sheepl in this world don't know how to think and research on their own...

2404 days ago
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ledby    

When you get your first job in high school; you come to the realization that you have to file and pay taxes. I'd think someone who earns big bucks, like Snipes, realizes he has to pay big taxes.

2404 days ago
12.

JENNIFER ANNISTON LITE    

WELL, I SEE THE STUPID WHITE BIGGOTS ARE PUTTING THEIR LOUSY TWO CENTS IN AGAIN ON THIS WEBSITE.

NO WONDER EVERYTHING IS MADE IN CHINA AND YOU CAN'T KEEP YOUR BORDERS FROM BEING INVADED. JUST KEEP WAISTING YOUR TIME BEING BIGGOTS INSTEAD OF STRENGHTING AMERICA BY MAKING PRODUCTS HERE AND SELLING NATURAL RESOURCES TO THE REST OF THE WORLD AND LETTING TERRORIST COME IN THROUGH MEXICO!

YOU ARE SO STUPID!!!

IF I HAD A DIME FOR EVERY WHITE MALE WHO DIDN'T PAY HIS TAXES INCLUDING SNIPES' ACCOUNTANTS, I WOULD BE ABLE TO BUY CHINA TEN TIMES OVER!

2404 days ago
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SLUTTY SIENNA    

I think Wesley and his apparently delusional lawyers had better not try to 'F' around with the feds -- they'll slap his happy azz in the Big House faster than you can say "Bounced Checks to the U.S. Government."

2404 days ago
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erin    

you dont have to pay your taxes..look it up you sheepel

type in libertytax08

the supreem ct. has ruled time and time again that article 16 of the constitution referst to corp. and not income earned by citizens...wow..our society really is uneducated.

2404 days ago
15.

Bo    

Snipes should have used the Chewbacca defense.

2404 days ago
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