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Wesley Snipes -- Pay Him, Pay Uncle Sam Too!

12/13/2010 3:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Wesley Snipes is good at getting paid, but bad at paying his taxes -- now a company that wants to work with Snipes while he's behind bars thinks it has a work-around.

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Appitalism.com is putting together a mobile game where you have to try and break Snipes out of prison. The company is offering Wesley $10,000 to endorse it ... and they're even offering to pay the taxes for him, since that isn't his strong suit.

If only movie studios made that offer sooner.


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1.

RyogaVee    

This just makes me sick.

1318 days ago
2.

D Wayne    

Keeping it real! Real dumb! -Chris Rock

1318 days ago
3.

Denisse    

SAD!!! All of the other celebrities who haven't paid their taxes, i.e. Nicolas Cage and they get a pass. I don't blame Wesley for being pissed. Not equal!!!

1318 days ago
4.

Truth    

SNIPES SHUD TAKE THE DEAL. WHAT OTHER HAS BEEN Z-LISTED CELEB GETS A $10K DEAL BEHIND BARS?? LEAKED SEX TAPES DONT COUNT, HAAHA.

1318 days ago
5.

MA in LA    

Isn't there some law that prohibits people from profiting from their crimes?

1318 days ago
6.

TXluvsMJ2    

Just send Wentworth Miller in undercover to get him out: Celebrity Prison Break BMSD (Before Michael Scofield Died).

1318 days ago
7.

Jim    

Rot in there you fool, buuuhahahaha

1318 days ago
8.

jamelle    

Why isn't Nicholas Cage behind bars, also? Same crime!

1318 days ago
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JosephSHaas at hotmaildotcom    

Did the Feds in Florida ever file their papers? Read: http://www.constitution.org/juris/fjur/1fj-ba.htm Answer: no, not there nor here in New Hampshire either. I wonder how many other states? No jurisdictional authority. (;-)

1318 days ago
10.

Kenneth    

Is it me or is that his real name on the placard - and what is his real name it? Could be Nicholas Cage "ATTEMPTED" to negoiate with the IRS where as MR. SNIPES - choose to ignore it until the IRS came after him - which is when he started crying but don't worry about him - Hollywood will take him back and he'll probably become a RAP STAR - he's done the time baby!!

1318 days ago
11.

Samantha    

Today I sent letters to President Obama, the ACLU & NAACP, pleading the case for Wesley Snipes. The evidence in the case in clear. Snipes was tried and convicted in a Kangaroo Court by a biased judge & jury! The media reported false information to the public. Snipes is innocent and should be released from prison.

The previous trial should be declared a mistrial, because 3 jurors told a 4th juror named Frank Tuttle that Snipes was guilty before the trial began. Tuttle sent in a statement to Larry King.

There were no African-Americans on the jury, because the Prosecutor gave the African-Americans instructions to return on the WRONG DAY! That's racist!

Snipes took a Certified Cashier's Check for $6.5 million dollars to court to pay any taxes that he owed, but his payment was refused.

Snipes wasn't at fault about the taxes. He had signed over "Power of Attorney" to a company that handled finances for celebrities. Snipes was told they were filing his tax returns and that he was entitled to a major refund.

Other celebrities were swindled as well, including Al Pacino. The Prosecutor's key witness in the case was Kenneth Starr, who stole from Pacino and many others. Starr pleaded guilty to fraud and is to be sentenced this month. His testimony was unreliable, false, and should have been thrown out of court. Starr, a convicted felon, was the "star witness"..."No pun intended", Snipes said to Larry King.

Nicolas Cage didn't go to prison for tax evasion. Charlie Rangel wasn't prosecuted for tax evasion. Why was Snipes singled out? He was convicted of 2 "Misdemeanors" and he got the maximum sentence, THREE YEARS! That's crazy!

Snipes was targeted, because he's a famous African American. Snipes was convicted of “failure to file tax returns”. The judge handed down the most severe sentence. Snipes was a victim who got railroaded by the white Justice System.

I am outraged that this has happened in this day in age, especially when we have an African American president. It should never have happened!

I hope others will make similar efforts to help Wesley Snipes get freed from jail.

Samantha

1) Wesley Snipes goes to Prison: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101209/en_nm/us_crime_snipes_2

2) Video clips from Larry King's Show:
#comments">http://larrykinglive.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/08/wesley-snipes-on-prison-sentence/#comments

3) Wesley Snipes hopes Accused schemer Kenneth Starr's legal woes spares actor from prison: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/06/03/2010-06-03_wesley_snipes_rails_at_feds_starr_witness.html

4) Kenneth Starr pleads guilty: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/10/kenneth-starr-pleads-guil_n_712503.html

1318 days ago
12.

Kenneth    

#12 - Soooo America has only one famous African American? Bottom line - he screwed up. He had ample opportunity to rectify the problem, uhh a couple of years, so don't pull the race card. As far as the sentence, the judge has several different options - sentence wise - he chose the most severe - so be it. Wesley should have been at least paying a tad of attention to his finances regardless of who is handling his money. Wouldn't you? Oh, disregard that question - clearly you wouldn't - you'd let someone else handle it and then when you're broke you'd be whinning just like he is - someone else was supposed to be watching that for me - I'm innocent. It's called accountability.

1318 days ago
13.

Mimi    

I am very saddened by this incarceration.

1318 days ago
14.

en Todo Momento!!    

they'd be better off trying to make money off a 'wesley snipes tax calculator'!! good luch fellas!!

1318 days ago
15.

PRESCOTTBUSH    

COMMENT #6 - DECIMATE AND KILL PEOPLE, GET PAID TO REBUILD THE AREA...YEAH, THEY WENT TO JAIL FOR THAT

1317 days ago
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