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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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106.

Annie    

Hey ******* you got money to burn like that. Why don't your stupid ass donate to homeless shelter or food pantry for people who can't afford to buy food. Or people losing their jobs and homes. Or better yet send it all to me.

1202 days ago
107.

carguy    

Find something better to report on. Who cares if he burns his money if he goes broke which seems unlikely then that's on him.

1202 days ago
108.

Joy    

He's the idiot burning his own money. Yippee for him that he's got tons more. Someday he'll have burned enough of it that he'll feel it and then he'll feel stupid.

1202 days ago
109.

James    

ISNT THAT HINES WARD IN THE BACKGROUND?!?! MAYBE HE WAS DOING A LITTLE BAR HOPPING, CONTRARY TO WHAT HE TOLD POLICE OFFICERS DURING HIS DUI ARREST!!

1202 days ago
110.

Johnnyt    

You'll should be more worried about the money the brother
in the white house is burning. If he doesn't do something to
get congress to agree to something to create jobs and fix
the economy, inflation will get so bad everybody will be able
to burn $100 bills just to stay warm this winter. By the way,
there is no law against this. The law pertains to "defacing"
money, is mostly aimed at counterfeiting, and is never en-
forced these days anyway.

1202 days ago
111.

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.

1202 days ago
112.

JJred    

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

1202 days ago
113.

charlets    

Who the heck are you people to tell him what he "should" do with the money HE EARNED? The law is wrong, it should be changed. How many of the people in here telling him to donate the money, have themselves put out to the causes they are trumpeting? Give me a break you bunch of righteous A-holes.

1202 days ago
114.

Lat    

Do people ever fact check on their own? it is NOT illegal to do what he did. It is illegal to mess with legal tender with INTENT to commit fraud. That's it!

1202 days ago
115.

RvDillon    

Anyone who thinks he should be prosecuted is an idiot. It would cost the tax payers more money to pay for the judge and assign a lawyer to prosecute him, over a 100 dollars. In which case, you're no better than him cause you want to piss money away for your own pleasure.

1202 days ago
116.

Kim in New Mexico    

I'm a single mom who works really hard as a teacher. It's such a disgusting display to burn $100 knowing that it could pay for a lot of food for my kids or pay for their health insurance for a month! It's shameful.

1202 days ago
117.

Kartrashian Klown    

What an a$$. He's always thinking he's all that just because he has millions. He needs to quit being a chicken and box Manny Pacquiao. Quit running Mayweather. And yea, if there is a law against this then why is he not being prosecuted? My nephew was on his bike on the street and got a ticket by a police officer for not stopping at a stop sign, I didn't even know you're suppose to do that!!!

1202 days ago
118.

Migalone    

This moron is completely ungrateful for the things given to him. How pathetic and disgusting. LOSER!

1202 days ago
119.

TrueDat    

You can get arrested for yelling "fire" in club but when you ACTUALLY start a fire in a club with money, you're cool?! Pretty stupid and he's lucky, clubs have all sort of flammable sound proofing crap around just looking for a spark.

1202 days ago
120.

NAC    

It be a 1st Amendment issue, just like flag burning.

1202 days ago
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