Wesley Snipes steals from the government

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Wesley Snipes was charged with tax fraud today on an indictment that alleges he didn’t file federal income tax returns from 1999 through 2004 and conspired with two others (including an accountant) to file two amended returns for 1996 and 1997 which fraudulently claimed tax refunds of almost $12 million. The conspiracy and false claim charges each carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $200,000 fine and each charge of failing to file income tax returns carries a maximum sentence of up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Add all of that together and you’ve got, like, a lot of years in jail and maybe, like, some money you owe. A lot. My maths hasn’t been so good ever since I drinked the paint.