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Wesley Snipes -- 'In Transit'

11/22/2010 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Wesley Snipes is not in federal custody -- despite the fact that he's been listed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons as "In transit."

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We previously reported that the "in transit" status meant Snipes was in the custody of U.S. Marshals.

However, the B.O.P. confirms that Marshals are still waiting for Snipes to surrender. No deadline has been set.

The B.O.P's public information officer Traci Billingsley tells us the B.O.P.'s definition of "in transit" means Snipes is in between the judge's ruling and the moment he's taken into federal custody.

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1.

Tony    

As usual, if you have money and/or fame you can break any law you choose and get away with it. Only in apathetic, ignorant America. Liberty and Justice for all.....bulls**t!

1430 days ago
2.

NDNchief    

If u smoke, load a bowl in your Wesley Pipes. Playin wit da man's(government's) money is like playin wit his emotions. Pay your taxes y'all. Will Wesley be "Undisputed" in prison?

1430 days ago
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Kris    

I don't think he is breaking any law unless he has fled and is trying to hide somewhere. This either is a big deal or it isn't. I would imagine they have his address. If you want him so bad and think he belongs in jail, go get him. That is the job of the us marshal service.

1430 days ago
4.

Y do he got    

Pay your taxes or get free food room and board from the tax payers seems like a no brainer?.SOS for wakeup and 3sqs easyer than working maybe he needs some time off?.

1430 days ago
5.

Carvey    

Wesley has probably left the country.

1430 days ago
6.

Y do he got    

Why don`t the goverment just take out the taxes before you can spend them? It would be to simple and easy and the jails would be MT?.Plus the interest taken up front could fix the GOP`s wagon wheels on adam sandlers little red wagoon?Or ben stillers or devitto`s or spillyburgers they don`t pay taxes or even thier writters same old spit here no new songs or film plays check the satellite feed on that old hughes`s kid fast ZOO KEEPER.SEQUSTERED locked down with the loonie crew driven nuts and on the mobs hit list frank burger sees the only way out is to go underground as a TMZ writer the next hit from the hughes`s hidden will be zoo keeper than SEQUESTERED a comedy of lock downs and bad habbits that drive you nuts.

1430 days ago
7.

Mike    

Hey Ron Silver, what crawled up your a$$!!!

1430 days ago
8.

Paul    

mabe when snipes gets to prison there will be a real life undisputed

1430 days ago
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HoTMZ    

Wasn't it found half the crooks in Obama's administration are tax evaders? Why don't they go to jail. Democratic politicians like to tax others but fail to pay their own taxes. For example:

Obama appointee Timothy Geithner, President of the Federal Reserve Bank, as Secretary of the Treasury which oversees the IRS. Geithner, who was confirmed, faced scrutiny when he revealed he “failed to pay” federal taxes for several years.

Tom Daschle - failed to pay his taxes for the past several years.

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Fremont), dean of the California congressional delegation, has claimed his Maryland home as his principal residence to qualify for a $3,770 tax break, even though it is thousands of miles from the Northern California district he represents — and where he is registered to vote.

Charles Rangal - admitted having failed to report rental income of $75,000 over the years.Mr. Rangel promised last fall to amend his tax returns, pay what is due and correct the information on his annual financial disclosure form. But the deadline for the 2008 filing was May 15 and as of last week he still had not filed.

Besides not paying those pesky taxes, Mr. Rangel had other reasons for wanting to hide income. As the tenant of four rent-stabilized apartments in Harlem, the Congressman needed to keep his annual reported income below $175,000, lest he be ineligible as a hardship case for rent control. (He also used one of the apartments as an office in violation of rent-control rules, but that’s another story.)

The National Legal and Policy Center also says it has confirmed that Mr. Rangel owned a home in Washington from 1971-2000 and during that time claimed a “homestead” exemption that allowed him to save on his District of Columbia property taxes. However, the homestead exemption only applies to a principal residence, and the Washington home could not have qualified as such since Mr. Rangel’s rent-stabilized apartments in New York have the same requirement.

The House Ethics Committee is investigating Mr. Rangel on no fewer than six separate issues, including his failure to report the no-interest loan on his Punta Cana villa and his use of rent-stabilized apartments.

(from a 2009 article in the wall street journal "Morality and Charlie Rangel's Taxes: It's easier to raise taxes if you don't have to pay them" July 27 2009)

1430 days ago
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NelsonH    

Star of "US Marshals", then in custody of US Marshals.

1430 days ago
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Jomica Man    

I have a feeling Wesley Snipes has left the country and is kicking back in a country that he has hidden some "get out of dodge" cash. He does not strike me the kind of person that will accept being in prison for a few years. He'll stay on the run much like Roman Polanski, and make movies abroad in countries that do not have treaties with the US.

1430 days ago
12.

CN    

I loathe this piece of garbage..He will get his desert soon..He beat the daylights out of halle berry

1430 days ago
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cod'10    

Have no fear, the Democrats are here to save America again.republicans gave US the worse terrorist attack in history and the worse depression in hx . Terrorist didn't have to destroy the World Trade Center, all they had to do was put reps in office for 15min. Go Democrats save America again.

1430 days ago
14.

angelwolf333    

i think he is innocent. yes but i also think he was stupid for believing he did not have to pay taxes. he was not on purpose not paying taxes he got convinced he didnot have to by some crazy people.
let him pay the money admit he was stupid to belive these people. then let him go.

1430 days ago
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Big Steve    

Playin' with their money, is like playin' with their emotions! It's the PRINCIPLE of da whole thang..there's PRINIBALITES in dis....LOL

I don't feel sorry for a dude who makes $10 MILLION a movie and can't pay a few duckets to Uncle Sam like the poor bastards who waitress, auto mechanics, people who PAY to see his movies, etc.

NUT UP SNIPES!

1429 days ago
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