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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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mizzbee    

....such a TMZ favorite that word is.


#cowardly.

Fine the nightclub that let him do it...

1097 days ago
47.

Cella    

It's his damn money, people. Worry about your own busines. lol

1097 days ago
48.

Linz    

It would cost more to prosecute than the $100 that he burned...but seriously...if you don't know what to do with your money, give me a call - i'll help you out!

1097 days ago
49.

BRET    

STUPID NI6GGER!!!

1097 days ago
50.

Vinny    

Anybody that wants law enforcement to waist there time on this is 1. A racist 2. A hater or both. If he wants to be stupid let him. Floyd is already a fool and a punk. No we KNOW he is a Dumb Ass.

1097 days ago
51.

Stacey    

he could have helped people with that money----but noooooooooo!

1097 days ago
52.

Jon    

I expect that everyone here who has critisised him to have given something to charity this month.

1097 days ago
53.

fgsd    

I think mizzbee is married to him.....

Has she noticed she is the only one defending him? Birds of a feather I suppose. And I don't want to be in that kind of flock.

We know "that at the end of the day it is his money" THAT isn't the point little girl. Why are you defending him so hard? Do you burn money? Or are ya goin' with the whole it is his money thing and taking it to the max since you so many who disagree with you?

And what is with all the sound effects in your posts....elevator music? Tap fingers? Are you attempting to be funny?

Well, back to work, this has been enlighting though, I actually don't have money to burn.....and since this makes me throw up a little every time I see this photo....I'm off ya'll.

1097 days ago
54.

mizzbee    

@fgsd

Shaming him to who??? People (including myself) that he doesn't know..or better yet,DON'T EVEN MATTER TO HIM???

Okay, while you have the proof in the pictures, and sit around and "pass judgement"..He's still living his life...HIS WAY!!

So, how effective are the pics and judgement passing...really?? He'll still pack arenas..wether he's kicking azz or not.

1097 days ago
55.

Jo    

Better spent on a homeless person. Stupid people that have a lot of money think this is entertainment when tons of children are on the streets with their families?

1097 days ago
56.

TMZ dont like me    

Harvey, y'all really need to stop snitchin'. Don't worry he'll be broke soon enough, once the window of time has finally passed to make the Pacman fight happen and he realizes he missed the biggest payday of his career...

1097 days ago
57.

Lat    

Does anyone actually do research at TMZ? It is only illegal to deface or destroy money with INTENT. He will only break the law when he tries to re-circulate the bill. There was no crime here.

1097 days ago
58.

Jackie    

****SSES ARE STUPID... WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM THEM?

1097 days ago
59.

LeBJ_Dad    

TMZ Says " but what the hell is the point of the law if it's not enforced"? But yet they TRASH any republican that say we should do something about ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS; not IMMIGRANTS, but ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTs. Using TMZ's own logic' Why is crossing our border illegally ok, but when a law exixts NOT to burn US Cash they THEN say something. Nothing like a Good Ole' Hypocrite and nothing like being called out doing it. TMZ = HYPOCRITES

1097 days ago
60.

Javier     

Instead of burning 100 dollar bills, he should be giving it to a homeless person or charity...but what do you expect from a person who never knew the value of a dollar in the first place?? What a clown, I hope he loses all his money and we'll see how he feels about burning 100 dollar bills then. CLOWN......

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