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Wesley Snipes Gets Three Years in Jail

Wesley Snipes Gets Three Years in Jail

Wesley Snipes was sentenced to three years in jail based on three misdemeanor counts of failing to file his tax returns on Thursday. This was the maximum sentence that federal prosecutors were seeking.

Snipes‘ attorneys, however, will appeal the sentence. They were pleading for either probation or house arrest for their client.

The actor, 45, submitted checks summing to $5 million prior to the sentencing, but it was not enough. The IRS calculates that Snipes had an initial debt of approximately $15 million.

Snipes showed little emotion, however, he shouted a loud “wow” as he left the courtroom.

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31 Responses to “Wesley Snipes Gets Three Years in Jail”

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  1. 1
    Melissa Says:

    Child molesters and rapists get less time than this – what is wrong with our system?

  2. 2
    Ely Says:

    O well, what goes around comes around. He had 2 years to sort that irs stuff out, but its likely his big celebrity head didnt allow him to. Also, while in jail, he may be able to repent for beating an ex girlfriend… Halle Berry (so Ive read)

  3. 3
    booyay Says:

    they should have fined him, not stuck him in prison, he’s not dangerous.

    Some child molesters can walk free after 18 months

  4. 4
    ace tomato Says:

    Well he pretty much gave the IRS the finger for the entire investigation. I’m sure the judge was extra impressed with that.

  5. 5
    zac fan Says:

    Im 3 :D !!!

  6. 6
    marsweeta Says:

    Sorry to use the race card…. but that’s what they do to all the black celebrities.

  7. 7
    stellar sophie Says:

    dont worry im sure its a lavish prison. :)

  8. 8
    AlessandraJordan Says:

    for real. I swear to goodness grace, it is because he is black.

    lindsey lohan and paris hilton got less then this and they were drving drunk WTF?

  9. 9
    Rob Says:

    marsweeta: how can you say that about “all black celebrities! What about OJ , Ray Lewis, Jayson Williams, Michael Vick and numerous other so called “black celebrities”. Are they sitting in jail?

    It’s not a black or white thing it’s a CELEBRITY thing. Most celebrities get away with………well murder.
    Stop playing the race card!
    Nuff said!

  10. 10
    choux Says:

    I can’t believe this! I can’t understand how a child molestor, a murderer, a rapist, etc. can get less than 12 months in prison and Wesley Snipes gets 3 YEARS for Tax evasion. WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR SYSTEM! They should use that money to search and jail people who really deserve to be in Jail. This is unbelievable!!! It’s not right!!!

  11. 11
    choux Says:

    I don’t want my tax money to pay for a rich celebrity! Catch those molestors and murderers… not a celebrity!!! This is ridiculous!!!

  12. 12
    [☆F a m o u s☆] Says:

    if he was a white celebutante he would of got off scott-free.

  13. 13
    marsweeta Says:

    Rob not meaning to draw this out…. but just check it out….

  14. 14
    boo Says:

    the sad thing is he was in dispute with the irs with how much he owed we wasn’t avoiding them. he just wanted to make sure that it was the correct amount. they just took forever to sort out the paper work which put the claim into court. all i know is i wouldn’t want to black person in hollywood. most black celebs are broke within 15yrs either by their management mishandling their funds or by being put in jail for something stupid.

  15. 15
    accidentalsexiness.wordpress.c Says:

    He will more than likely not serve the entire term.

  16. 16
    i said it! Says:

    I have no love for Mr. Snipes. He is getting what he deserves…don’t drop the soap!!!

  17. 17
    lips, tits ass OH WTF. Says:

    .This is so wrong on so many level.It suck to be black in this country, especially for black men.

  18. 18
    lips, tits and Wesley's ass Says:

    Another black man behind bars. Watch your back Wesley and your bottom too.Lot of horny men in jail.F U C K. I want to go visit them BIB Horny Men.I just love them.

  19. 19
    lips, tits and Wesley's ass Says:


  20. 20
    Ashley Says:

    wow, is right! that’s a bit much.. least i think it is. should he get off with nothing? no. but 3yrs is a looong time.

  21. 21
    marsweeta Says:

    White police officers plug 50 shots into a young black man who is about to be married and what is their sentence. A pat on the back…. GOOD JOB…… Wesley Snipes 3 years…. Of course nothing is wrong… No race card here.

  22. 22
    oh damn Says:

    us black folks are living in a white world…..

  23. 23
    goodbye Snipes Says:

    I don’t like him anyway. He talks badly about black women and he’s ugly.

  24. 24
    jan Says:

    :( @ 23

  25. 25
    Bia bia Says:

    **** this stupid ass country!

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