Wesley Snipes finally nabbed by the feds for tax evasion

Wesley Snipes was arrested at the airport after coming home from filming in Namibia. He fell prey to a tax evasion scheme that claims that you can put all your earnings in a bogus “Constitutional Trust” to avoid tax liability. He was cited way back in 2002 for non-payment of taxes when he filed an amended return claiming zero income and asking for $7.4 million refund. He never learned his lesson and continued pulling that same stupid stunt.

Now he’s wanted for $12 million in taxes and is in federal custody:

TMZ has learned Wesley Snipes has been arrested and taken into custody by federal authorities.

The actor was arrested Friday morning after arriving at Orlando International Airport. Snipes said he was a scapegoat and unfairly targeted by prosecutors in connection with a federal tax fraud investigation.

Snipes had been shooting a movie in Namibia.

The “White Men Can’t Jump” star is accused of failing to pay nearly $12 million in taxes. Officials allege that Snipes fraudulently claimed refunds in 1996 and 1997, and then failed to file returns between 1999 and 2006.

In related celebrity tax evasion news, “Survivor” winner Richard Hatch was in court to appeal his conviction on tax evasion after he never paid taxes on the $1 million prize from the reality show. He claims producers told him they would take care of the taxes on his winnings after he busted them sneaking food to other participants in the show. He is currently in jail on a four year sentence.

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  1. Joe Sith says:

    Yeah, but we aren’t getting both sides of the story. The only reason why Wesley Snipe couldn’t pay his taxes was because he lost a bunch of money through the Nigerian email scam…

  2. Gigohead says:

    Snipes was so dumb to believe in such as scam. Where was his accountants?