According to OMG.Yahoo.com (link below), the long arm of the law has reached out and cold-cocked actor Wesley Snipes. He didn’t file his federal incomes taxes for several years and after a long and complicated legal battle, he has been ordered by the court to serve 3 years in jail.
He had put in a bid for a new trial, but it was rejected. The U.S. District Judge said that the actor was given a fair trial. Sorry Mr. Snipes, but if the rest of us have to file tax returns and pay taxes, then so do you. I’m sure he’s made a pretty good chunk of change in his career. Celebrities really do some silly things, don’t they? Of course, he’ll blame it on some accounting glitch or some type of mismanagement of his money and that is probably true, but famous people with lots of money should keep their own eyes on their own money as much as possible. If you don’t, this is what happens. In Celebrityland, nothing is ever the fault of the celebrity. They are always the victim no matter what happens.
Snipes, age 48, has been ordered to report to prison by U.S. Marshals Service or Bureau of Prisons, although it not certain exactly when he will begin serving his sentence. His lawyer may file an appeal, but I don’t think that’s going to fly at his point.
I’m still trying to figure out why Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton are still running amok on the public streets and Snipes is going to jail. I guess in the U.S., it’s okay to buy and use drugs, but if you don’t pay your taxes, then watch out!
Well, once again, we see that life imitates art. Remember Snipe’s portrayal of Nino Brown in New Jack City? See you when you get out, Wesley. Rock-a-bye, Baby!