Monday, April 28, 2008

Who Do You Think You Are, Mr. Snipes? Haliburton?

Wesley Snipes Gets 3 Years for Not Filing Tax Returns
OCALA, Fla. — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced the actor Wesley Snipes to three years in prison for willfully failing to file tax returns.

Mr. Snipes, who was convicted in February, received one year for each count, to be served consecutively, and an additional year of probation. The sentence was handed down by Judge William Terrell Hodges of Federal District Court.

Mr. Snipes, who apologized for his actions before the sentence was announced, showed no immediate reaction to the verdict.

In the first episode of "Sanford and Son", I remember a scene where Fred was arguing with his son about driving out at night to visit some friends who lived in a white neighborhood. "Check your lights, son. The cops are hell on a nigger with no lights." So imagine what they'll do to a brother who doesn't pay his taxes. It's easier fighting vampires than the IRS.