Wesley Snipes, who was indicted for tax evasion, has revealed that he is a victim of “unscrupulous tax advice,” and is supposedly being charged because he’s black. Despite his failure to file tax returns for five years (1999 – 2004) and his $12 million in deductions in 1996 – 1997, according to ShowBuzz,
In a June 4 motion to dismiss the indictment, Snipes’ attorneys argue that prosecutors filed additional tax evasion charges against him and not against two co-defendants because they are “Caucasian, while Mr. Snipes is African-American.”
A federal judge is still considering the motion.
The Oct. 17 indictment charges Snipes with fraudulently claiming refunds totaling nearly $12 million in 1996 and 1997 for income taxes already paid. The star of the “Blade” trilogy and other films also was charged with failure to file returns from 1999 through 2004.
Wesley Snipes is obviously an idiot. Did the “unscrupulous tax advice,” include not filing tax returns for five years? Did the accountant accidentally deduct $12 million by not carrying the 1? He deserves to go to jail.