Wesley Snipes gets 3 years in prison

April 25th, 2008 // 153 Comments

Wesley Snipes pretty much decided in 1999 that he’s not going to pay taxes anymore. Considering he was, at the time not so much now, a major movie star the government kind of noticed that he wasn’t paying them a nice chunk of change. Eight years later, hello, welcome to your three prison sentence. Though some are actually calling the trial a victory for Wesley Snipes because he ducked five of the eight charges including felony tax fraud and conspiracy. Wesley, however, made a last minute move to appease the government by cutting them a check for $5 million. It, uh, didn’t work. The AP reports:

So taken aback were prosecutors that they first declined the cash. But by the end of the day, the government took the money and more — a maximum three-year sentence for its highest-profile criminal tax target in decades.
“The sentencing court sends the right message to the American taxpayer — you’ve got to pay your taxes,” U.S. Attorney Robert O’Neill told reporters outside the usually quiet central Florida courthouse. “Rich, poor, it doesn’t matter. We all pay our taxes.”

Even stranger is the fact that, afterwards, Wesley Snipes was actually smiling outside the courthouse and flashing the peace sign. Somebody needs to explain to Blade that he’s going to jail where his fellow inmates will pretend his ass is a vampire and you guys can do the math on what they’ll use for a wooden stake. Answer key at the bottom. Please show your work.

Answer Key: X = The square root of a whole lotta butt sex.

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  1. Lara

    FIRST!!@!\

  2. Lara

    FIRST!!@!\

  3. Just another example of the system tryin’ ta keep a brotha down…

  4. refriedwhiskey

    bahahahahaha too bad.

  5. Anexio

    Welsley Snipe is a reealy good person and it not fair to make him go jail. i heard that prison is a bad place and its not fair to send him there because bad thing could happen to him for wich he is not responsble and prison riets too, dont forget that. and what is backdoored and how does that have to do with paying all the taxes?

    He should go free because he famous and make the movies all the timne.

  6. #5 – I see ESL classes in the US are in serious need of more federal financing.

  7. Ted Mosby

    I guess it will be 3-4 years till we see Blade 4.

  8. What a dip shit!!!

  9. Three Years of Butt Rape

    In three years he’ll need donut seat covers.

  10. Oops.

    No escaping the tax man.

  11. Snow

    I don’t feel one bit sorry for this douchebag. Pay your f’ing taxes!!!!!

  12. Damn Nabiscos

    Look I tryin to be nice I callin you somthin polite not crackas ok???
    My sexy baby did nuthin wrong. Nabiscos do all they crimes they asses want and get off scott mutha fuckin free all the time.
    And you laff and say you not keepin a Brutha and Sista down?

    You all in for a rude awakening next year Nabiscos.

  13. noneyobeezwax

    taxes are what stupid people pay when they aren’t smart enough to make up their own religion

  14. Col

    that’s terrible!!!

  15. deacon jones

    *sighs*
    When will black people learn

  16. Ted from LA

    It just goes to show you, you can’t trust whitey.

  17. Conscience_Found

    ALWAYS bet on BLACK.

  18. Laff Now we gonna take the salt from the Crackers

    It all down hill for the First Family (Africans) after next year. Wesley know he gonna get a presidential pardon and walk out a hero!!!!!!!

  19. supa biatch

    thats fucked up a black celebrity commits a crime they have to make an example out of him and throw the book at him…. what about all the white fucken celeb-twitties breakin the laws…with drink driving, which could kill people…. so fuckin bias and unfair system america has……

  20. g banger

    if ur rich you can get away with drink driving… but it doesnt matter if ur rich or poor u have to pay ur taxes pleease….. money is the root of all evil

  21. noneyobeezwax

    i feel alot of animosity towards the white devil in this thread

  22. Auntie Kryst

    He’ll be a welcome addition to the Leavenworth Players acting troupe.

  23. karmapolice

    @ 12. So white people are Nabisco crackers? Hmmm. Can I be a Cheez-it?

  24. OG

    #21 werd!

  25. ph7's incestuous mom

    I done told dat boy to file his taxes. Now he’s so poor he don’t even smoke crack! Dat’s PO!

  26. kat

    so…why aren’t the illegal immigrants in jail that don’t pay taxes??

  27. Lal

    You’re all fooling yourselves. This will be a vacation for him. Any time a celebrity is convicted and faces jailtime, it’s always cut short, or they’re given some kind of alternate-sentencing. He’ll be wearing an ankle monitor around a 30 acre ranch in no time, probably while filming blue screen shots for Blade 4.

  28. Anal Fistula

    X = the sqrt of a whole lotta butt sex

    awesome, Fish writer!

  29. Grunion

    On the bright side those prison theatre productions are about to get alot more cool.

  30. gotmilk?

    27, probably because they make so little money that it doesn’t matter. meanwhile this one douche owes MILLIONS.

  31. nipolian

    Willie Mays Hayes is about to enjoy being butt raped for 1095 days!

  32. deacon jones

    You gotta be one dumb fucker to think no one would notice, I mean, at least pay some of the shit so it looks like you’re doing something, anything

  33. Jaba the Slut

    black people, always trying to get free shit…

  34. woodhorse

    #26 thank you, god bless you, I will vote for you if you run for president.

    P.S. You might add why don’t they have insurance as well.

  35. dude

    It’s gotten so racist in this country that a black boy can’t even violate federal law without going to prison.

  36. Blue eyes of Satan starin down the God's chosen

    we was the real original jews chosen and handpicked by the Lord. You were chosen by Satan himself to do the devil’s bidding. You have ruined the good earth and driven the chosen out of they land to work to death as slaves. Now it your turn Nabiscos.
    And yes, you can be cheeze-it or nutcake or whatever but you still a cracker baked out of the oven. Fired by the heat of Hell !!!!

    Enjoy your last good year.

  37. #26

    Actually, illegal aliens pay billions in taxes, instead of depending on the welfare like many lazy American citizens:
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/personal/04/15/immigrant.taxes.ap/index.html?iref=newssearch

    It’s sad that people are only blaming the illegal immigrants for our government’s financial issues, but not those imbecile single moms with many kids who could not afford any in the first place but still decide to fuck without a contraceptive.

  38. Sistah Girl

    Amen 36. White people need to understand that not only did we build this country, but we were never financially compensated for our suffering and you know full well you have restrainded our progress from the very time we were “freed”. You killed the man that gave us our freedom as soon as you could and then worked us to death as sharecroppers didn’t you?

    Where is our land you promised? Isn’t real estate the real foundation of wealth? I guess you feared us since we had grown accustomed in those days to hard work and you know we would have outperformed you on our farms so I guess that’s why you never gave us what you owed us.

    You sure as Hell gave the railroad monopolies all the land they wanted. Over 12,ooo acres per mile of track.

    You kill us and walk for free yet imprison those who abuse animals and yet you wonder why we are angry?

    When are you going to leave Africa and the rest of the world alone? When it is all dug up and dried out? You take our trees and leave no shade. All you are good for is making up money and lies.

  39. dudette

    its’ gotten so pussified in this country that a black boy violates a federal law & people feel he shouldn’t go to prison because he’s black.

  40. coffeebean

    When are the colored folk going to let the whole slavery thing go? It’s been what, 200 years now?

  41. Yeaah….. Wesley’s actually right, you don’t have to pay income tax.
    It’s a scam.

    Watch: America: From Freedom to Fascism

  42. HungLo

    #33 Jaba the Slut – Hold it the fuck up you racist, inbred, redneck fucktard. It’s been proved many times over that anything that black people or any people of color achieve, the white devil will steal. If it’s anyone who’s gotten shit free it’s whitey. I in no form or fashion are talking about white people as a race cause for the most part most white people are descent everyday people like everyone else I’m talking about those pathetic fucks that still have the spirit of conquest, of those who did nothing more than rape, pillage, and plunder for everything that they have. If you know your history and not the history butchered in school books and force fed to our children but the TRUTH, you know your statement is pure bullshit. If you want a look at what has happened everytime a black community has pulled together and said we can work hard and do it for ourselves, here is the proof ( http://www.blackwallstreet.freeservers.com/ ) that evil depraved white men will kill, steal, and destroy. So watch your mouth motherfucker, cause no one has gotten more free shit on the backs of others more than whites.

  43. HungLo

    #33 Jaba the Slut – Hold it the fuck up you racist, inbred, redneck fucktard. It’s been proved many times over that anything that black people or any people of color achieve, the white devil will steal. If it’s anyone who’s gotten shit free it’s whitey. I in no form or fashion are talking about white people as a race cause for the most part most white people are descent everyday people like everyone else I’m talking about those pathetic fucks that still have the spirit of conquest, of those who did nothing more than rape, pillage, and plunder for everything that they have. If you know your history and not the history butchered in school books and force fed to our children but the TRUTH, you know your statement is pure bullshit. If you want a look at what has happened everytime a black community has pulled together and said we can work hard and do it for ourselves, here is the proof ( http://www.blackwallstreet.freeservers.com/ ) that evil depraved white men will kill, steal, and destroy. So watch your mouth motherfucker, cause no one has gotten more free shit off the backs of others more than whites.

  44. Corlyss

    Brother needs some make up, post haste! His face looks like a badly finished wooden table.

    Damn, if only he could really look like Blade all the time… I’d do him that way.

  45. Anal Fistula

    @41…yeah, who needs roads and fire departments anyway? pfft…

    @42/43…yep, subjugation by the white community has really held back the asians from gaining positions of prominence in america (japanese internment camps, etc.)…oh wait, no it hasn’t. hmm…

    and wonderful citation of blackwallstreet.com. I’m fairly certain that I can find the text version of that famed reference source in the Library of Congress, right?

    (why do people think random websites are legitimate source material?…google has a website for everything)

  46. The Beer Baron

    The Money Train just got derailed.

  47. dew

    Wow! A MAN, that happens to be a celeb (and I enjoyed his movies a LOT) purposely avoids paying LOTS in taxes for many years, and now this is all about color?

    Questions for the people with complaints about why they’re not getting whatever they think they’re due, because of slavery a few hundred years ago:

    Why weren’t the tribes in Africa that originally “enslaved their brothering tribes to sell to the white man” sued?

    Instead of suing for personal gain, why didn’t they sue for money to be used to combat CURRENT slavery, or at least to stop the savage, brutal slayings going on in war-torn African countries now?

    As a person that didn’t descend from Africa, I don’t think any individuals should gain financially from enslavement that happened so long ago, especially when neighboring tribes of the same color contributed so much to it. But I’d think it was admirable to ask/sue for reparations to combat CURRENT slavery (of all races/genders), or use those monies to decrease current African slayings, even if it meant using military/mercenaries to protect greenie do-gooder groups teaching how to garden and raise small livestock.

    Back to Snipes; he made a stupid decision to purposely avoid paying taxes. He should be punished. I think the punishment is too severe, even if he does get out early. I think he should be forced to pay a lot of money, fines on top of what he owes, and maybe 3 WEEKS of jail time. I do believe it’s possible the decision could be based on race, despite my challenging questions. Maybe an African-American group could research ALL celebs tax records, and do a racial comparison. That would be interesting, especially if other races get off easier.

  48. baaaaaaa

    Black folks, always trying to rob you!!!

  49. Anal Gay Dude with a hernia or fistuala (freak)

    I am white as Hell. And I agree 100% that we have fucked these people over. Ever notice that all the Jews ever do is talk about the Holocaust (they even call it the Shoa and claim they were commited in Rome – interesting, eh?). What the fuck does the Holocaust have to do with me as an American?
    NOTHING!
    Are they the only people to suffer?
    How about Native Americans? This was there land and WE were the evil ones. They had all the right in the world to kill us off. If a foreign body invades or infest another than it has the natural right to defend itself.

    Blacks did not ask ot come here, did they.

    And what the fuck does the Library of Congress matter. I guess slavery was justified to you.

    I guess the movie Gladiator was cool when the Romans slaughtered the Germanics in their homeland with more advanced military weapons? And they had already fucked over the REAL Europeans – The Celtic race was mostly destroyed being and oral tradition.

    Gloat and deny you mindless…let me guess…Republican?

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