Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mind the Tax

busted Wesley Snipes mugshot

Wesley Snipes

Charges: In December 2006, actor Wesley Snipes was arrested and accused of tax fraud by the United States Internal Revenue Service.

According to reports, he failed to file tax returns during the years 1999-2004, in which he earned $38 million. He was released on $1 million bond after pleading not guilty to federal charges.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 8, 2006

Verdict: In April 2008, the Blade star was sentenced to three years in federal prison for misdemeanor tax charges.

As of 2010, Snipes remains free on bail to work, even traveling internationally, while he appeals his conviction.