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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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some guy    

Give Floyd the electric chair. Then lethal injection. Then a Judas Cradle. Then the Rack.


Wait. Might have gotten those mixed up a little. He's gotta suffer a little first.

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ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff    

ITS S MONEY......BUT WOULDBT IT BE BETTER SPENT ON SOME HOMELESS PERSON OR ANY PERSON FOR THAT MATTER THAT COULD HAVE USED HIS WASTING OF THIS MONEY.........PURE EGO IS WHAT IT IS. SAD WHEN SOME IDIOT DOES THIS! COULD HAVE HELPED A FAMILY EAT FOR A WEEK!

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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------

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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".

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kim purdy    

Look at meee! I'm so rich and arrogant, I burn $100 bills for entertainment!!! Maybe check out a kids school lunch program or something, dude.

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DetroitRocks    

Make him fight Manny Pacquiao. That should be his punishment

1110 days ago
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H    

Some people have money to burn-LITERALLY!

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mikeman    

i honestly pity you if you voted yes.

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Trevis Miho    

One block there are homeless sleeping in boxes, dehydrated, eating trash out the dumpsters - another block dude's lighting a Benjamin on fire because it's just THAT disposable. Floyd can do WHATEVER he wants with the money he earned, though. We can't be mad, only envious. As soon as that MAYWEATHER/PACQUIO fights happens (if ever), that might be MY bill he's torching at the club..

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bellerina27    

i could have bought a week of groceries for that $100. Its his, and he can do whatever he wants with it, but no need to flaunt it with the economy so bad for the rest of us.

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DM    

Does he know there are starving children in his state. Just plan ignorant

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Paulie    

He should be prosecuted for being an insensitive d-bag, a $100 goes a long way for some people, if he doesn't want it, give it to somebody who does.

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I am Spartacus    

People seriously voted yes? Its his money he should be able to do whatever he wants with it. If he wants to wipe his ass with $100 bills or burn it then thats his choice.

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Gweezel    

It is not illegal to burn or deface money. (Think about how many people would be in jail for using the souvenir machines at amusement parks that make them out out pennies.)

It becomes illegal when you deface or burn money, THEN pass it into circulation.

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jacquie    

who cares! he made the money let him burn it however he wants, hes got enough to go around and if he ends up in foreclosure in a few months we will know why! its a dumb crime however, it is probably only illegal because the gov't cant tax ashes

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