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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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Mike    

Here's a rare case where "using" a genuine bank note could be a greater felony than using a counterfeit one.

1165 days ago
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Wandy    

It would be totally stupid to waste taxpayer's money to trial a dude who burnt a $100 bill. Just the filing in court, would cost more than that stupid $100 bill. Makes zero sense..

1165 days ago
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mizzbee    

Like I said a few hours ago...When have the ills of our society, and random people that he has absolutely no clue even exist problem's his own??? HE OWES NO ONE ANYTHING!!!! For all of the people who wanna act all concerned about poor villages, hungry people, gas, groceries and all the other real life necessities of people...YOU DO IT!!!...You go up to random people and hand them your money that you earned...just like he earned his. See how STUPID THAT SOUNDS??? So why is everyone screaming about what can be done with HIS money..If the woes of the less fortunate bothers you sooo much...GO HELP THEM.

THE WEALTHY AREN'T THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN HELP...THE COMMON, EVERYDAY MAN CAN TO!!

WHAT HAVE ALL OF THESE JEALOUS COMMENTERS DONE FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES????

(ENTER CRICKET SOUNDS....)

#NEXT CALLER.

1165 days ago
124.

Char_Treuse    

Better use of $100: feeding a family who is down on their luck.

1165 days ago
125.

Nancy     

Ok for everyone who says prosecute him, I have got one question? Who did he hurt besides himself? and how much would it cost of my tax dollars to prosecute his dumb butt? Seriously if he wants to waste his money then it is his business. I am pretty sure that was not the intention of the law when it was wrote so why waste or government resources on him.

1165 days ago
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Truth    

He only burnt $38.00 that is all a hundered is worth!

1165 days ago
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Drita    

It's his money ha can spend it however he wants. It is not his fault that most americans are broke.

1165 days ago
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ZOEY    

It's his money and he can do what he wants, yeah yeah yeah. But it shows his lack of character. If I had a $100 to "burn", I would donate it to someone who really needs it, which there are plenty in this recession...but that's just me...I have a heart and I'm not an idiot like this guy.

1165 days ago
129.

webaccess    

Like Manny, I would rather give it to the needy.

1165 days ago
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akiss818    

You know there are people in the world who NEED $100. Who have nothing, who work for less than that a week. What a douchbag!!
Give it to the people who need it. Like he needs to draw attention to himself like that. Wasn't he just in the media for being a jerkoff to his baby momma. What a waste of perfectly good money so he can look cool. Sh**head!

1165 days ago
131.

ddmana    

Idiotic actions. Many people around the world are suffering why burn a money that can save hungry stomach.

1165 days ago
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neatx1    

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

1165 days ago
133.

Rafav    

Punk!

1165 days ago
134.

Ken    

Buffoonery

1165 days ago
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Manny Niyut    

give that hundred buck to the homeless you idiot

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