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Officials Won't KO Mayweather for Burning $100 Bill

7/12/2011 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It appears Floyd Mayweather is getting away with a crime ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ the boxer will NOT get prosecuted for lighting a $100 bill on fire in an Atlanta nightclub this weekend.

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Reps from multiple law enforcement agencies tell TMZ ... it is HIGHLY unlikely for Floyd to be charged with a crime .... with one person telling us, "Try to find a case in recent history where a person was prosecuted for destroying ONE bill. "

An official spokesperson for the Secret Service -- the agency that enforces the money burning law -- had no comment. Ditto for the United State's Attorney's Office.

It's bad enough that Floyd is burning money when the economy is in the crapper ... but what the hell is the point of the law if it's not enforced?


So, we gotta ask ...



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Sandra Sandra

I can't believe people voted that he should be prosecuted!!! Are you kidding me? Do you know how much it would cost tax payers to prosecute him?!!?! Give me a break!

mikmik mikmik

When you're a celebrity you are suppose to be a person that someone looks up to...not burning money that a lot of people don't have, yes its his money but thats just an insult for people who are hungry and homeless, at least have a conscience and be a good example.

neatx1 neatx1

you people are funny you are mad because he burned a $100 really lmfao this was the joke of the day



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Sandra Sandra

I can't believe people voted that he should be prosecuted!!! Are you kidding me? Do you know how much it would cost tax payers to prosecute him?!!?! Give me a break!

mikmik mikmik

When you're a celebrity you are suppose to be a person that someone looks up to...not burning money that a lot of people don't have, yes its his money but thats just an insult for people who are hungry and homeless, at least have a conscience and be a good example.

neatx1 neatx1

you people are funny you are mad because he burned a $100 really lmfao this was the joke of the day

Punk Punk

Even Tyson wasnt this stupid. Its your money but I cant wait for the day youre broke and wish you had a hundred bucks to your name.. P.S pay your taxes!

notta notta

Might as well throw that law right out the window. There is everyone's precedence for all future actions. Although, I don't know who else would burn money like that.

JJred JJred

its just a piece of paper who gives a **** ....

BJ Rocks BJ Rocks

this just shows what a real a hole this guy is...give it to someone homeless if he has that much to burn.. what a loser!

Tim Tim

Its his money he can do whatever he wants with it whoever voted yes is jelly

simplyred41177 simplyred41177

Any U.S.dollar bill is a legal tender of America. He should be prosecuted. He could have donated it for a better cause.

kp kp

if you are arrested for being stupid there would be a heck of a lot more people in jail than there is now. He should donate some cash to the food shelf to make things right------

MoonDust MoonDust

Didn't even know that was a law. But anyways, is his loss...Seems silly to waste money and resources on this type of "crime".

DetroitRocks DetroitRocks

Make him fight Manny Pacquiao. That should be his punishment


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mikmik    

When you're a celebrity you are suppose to be a person that someone looks up to...not burning money that a lot of people don't have, yes its his money but thats just an insult for people who are hungry and homeless, at least have a conscience and be a good example.

1201 days ago
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Perci    

Why show it anyway? With today's economy & many homeless who could not make ends meet & barely put food on the table, setting a bill of any value on fire is a sore to the eyes.It's a stupid act.

1201 days ago
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Sandra    

I can't believe people voted that he should be prosecuted!!! Are you kidding me? Do you know how much it would cost tax payers to prosecute him?!!?! Give me a break!

1201 days ago
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perry ayos    

Any normal person won't burn even a $1 bill. So Floyd is not guilty of burning a $100 bill on the ground of insanity.

1201 days ago
140.

MannyPookyaw    

read Section 333 of the United States Code

1201 days ago
141.

Telstar    

This is small-time. Hell, I wrote a check for $100g and burnt it. Are you impressed?

1201 days ago
142.

Drita    

My friends and I like to light our blunts of fire green with $100 sometimes too :P Hehehe, of course we don't live in The U.S. and we are not starving or broke...

1201 days ago
143.

nicole    

it doesn't matter if its his money...its against the law to burn it dummies!!!

1201 days ago
144.

dbflo    

They just let Casey Anthony walk away from murder - who cares what this guy does, really, that's important?

1201 days ago
145.

S    

If he wants to show he's so rich that he can throw around money, fine. But instead of burning his money, he could have given it away to people who need it. It's kind of infuriating that this douchebag is burning money when there are people who can't afford food or shelter.

1201 days ago
146.

The Captain    

It's a grave disrespect for USA and the persons printed on it as they deserved to be respected. When a certain person burn a picture of your father in front of you what would you feel.

1201 days ago
147.

Andy    

hes a dam roodypoo, what do you expect? Burn them all.

1201 days ago
148.

debschira     

@fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff bout 7 hrs. I AM SO THANKFUL THAT YOU WROTE WHAT YOU DID, I AM WITH YA 5000% AND NOT TO CORRECT U BUT A HOMELESS FAMILY (BECAUSE U LEARN TO BE FRUGAL WITH WHATEVER $$ U GET) QUITE POSSIBLY COULD HAVE EATEN FOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE FAMILY. THANKS DUDE FOR YOUR HONESTY!!!!

1201 days ago
149.

MOMBOMB    

$100 would buy my family groceries for week and so much more but it's not my money burn. Let's not waste another penny prosecuting Floyd. There are way too many hungry people in this country. Let's get our priorities straight.

1201 days ago
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aymokay    

Floyd could be exempt for this crime cuz he is Pound 4 pound #1

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