Wesley Snipes to be sentenced on Apr.24

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
April 16, 2008 8:58am CST
This case presents the court with a singular opportunity to deter tax fraud nationwide," the government said in its sentencing recommendation. The government is urging the judge to give Snipes the Maximum sentence, 3 years. Do you think this will work, or will his celebrity get him a lighter sentence? Snipes had been charged with felony conspiracy counts for participating in a scheme that rejects the legal foundation of the tax system.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I think it will just get him a lighter sentence. Celebrities tend to get off of the hook alot easier than the rest of us do. I think he should get what is coming to him just like the rest of us would if we were found of committing such crimes.
@rlc456 (415)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I like Wesley Snipes as an actor, but actors are no different then we are about paying taxes. He knows he should have paid them. But probably he will get a lesser sentence. He has that green stuff.
• United States
16 Apr 08
I don't believe in the tax system as it is, anyway. I'm all for the Fair Tax and welfare reform. Then, welfare-mamas will be paying the same taxes as the Paris Hiltons of the world. I reject the foundations of the current tax system, so Go Wesley! If there was a 27% sales tax on every single item that every single person purchased, there would be no such thing as "tax fraud" in the first place. Our country's debt would be alleviated within the first year, and completely gone by the 5th. I don't know every single detail, and there are too many of the ones I do know to post on here, so look it up. Pretty sure it's FairTax.org. Welfare reform is a different discussion altogether...
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
16 Apr 08
It seems that most celebrities use their fame to get out of or get a reduced sentence. I don't see him not trying the same thing. It works for the rest of them. Must be nice.
• United States
16 Apr 08
I don't know. Ordinarily, I would expect a rich celebrity to be well protected by the best lawyers. However, if the government wants to make an example, I can see clearly how that could turn against you.