Superstar Lauryn Hill Faces 3 Years for Tax Evasion

Wow. This is unbelievable that it looks like she is going to the slammer. Might be time to do some of those Fugees reunion concerts Wyclef begged for a couple of years back now.

via Seattle PI

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million earned over three years.
Appearing in U.S. District Court in Newark, Hill admitted failing to file tax returns from 2005 to 2007. She faces a maximum one-year sentence on each of the three counts. She was charged three weeks ago.

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[video] Wesley Snipes talks to Larry King about impending three year jail sentence(Update)

TMZ is reporting:

Traci Billingsley, Chief Public Information Officer for the Bureau of Prisons, tells TMZ, “Wesley Snipes has self surrendered to the minimum security Federal Prison Camp at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean, in Bradford, Pennsylvania.”

Another spokesperson for the B.O.P., Ed Ross, confirms, “Wesley Snipes has arrived and is at the prison facility in PA.”

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Wesley Snipes is one of my favorite actors hands down. I do not want him to go to jail and wish he had a different outcome with his trial,but I am confused as to why he waited so long to proclaim his innocence in the media. Seems he should have been doing this along time ago to try and tilt some type of sympathy and public awareness in his favor. Things don’t look good Wesley.

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WTF:Famed designers Dolce & Gabbana Indicted On Tax Evasion Charges, Owe $569 million

We should get a Kanye West rant about this on Twitter soon. Don’t worry Ye’ the headline sounds worse than it is these guys have a couple of loopholes to jump through to avoid paying that much it seems.

via Huff Post

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been indicted for evading taxes, WWD reports, with each designer allegedly owing 416 million euros, or $569 million.

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Judge Orders Wesley Snipes to Surrender

Damn Wesley.

via TMZ
The hammer is finally dropping on Wesley Snipes — a judge has ordered the actor to immediately surrender to federal authorities so he can begin serving a 3-year prison stint for tax crimes.
Snipes has been appealing like crazy ever since he was found guilty on tax evasion charges in 2008 — but now, a U.S. District Court judge is putting his foot down … demanding that Snipes turn himself in ASAP.

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Rapper Method Man Arrested For Tax Evasion

When will these stars learn that they need to pay their damn taxes and start taking better responsibility with their finances. Well XXL is reporting that everyone’s favorite weed head is in the pokey for not paying Uncle Sam.

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via XXL

Method Man is currently in police custody on tax-evasion charges according to the Staten Island Advocate.

Apparently Meth is at Shaolin’s 120 Police Precinct awaiting arraignment. As of press time details on the case are unclear, but it may be related to Tical’s tax problems from last March. As previously reported, the department of taxation repossessed his Lincoln Navigator after he failed to pay $52,503 in arrears.

Meth blamed the ordeal on his marijuana consumption. “Myself, I’m a pothead,” he told New York’s Daily News in March. “It’s no secret. Everyone knows that. I go on the road and forget everything else.”

[Op-Ed] Charlie Rangel: EPIC FAIL

Rangel Tax Troubles

If anyone is clueless as to how politic works, you are getting an education via the fiasco out in Chicago. So why would it surprise anyone that this greasy politician better known as Mr. Rangel has engaged in dirty politics from day one. The sorry thing is that his cronies will bend over backwards to protect him and his skeletons from spilling into public view. 

via NY Times

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is heading into the new Congress without the quick resolution she dearly hoped for on Representative Charles Rangel’s mushrooming and deeply embarrassing ethics problems.

The normally mute and far-too-passive House ethics committee has done the right thing in announcing that it is broadening its inquiry to look into the recent report that Mr. Rangel — chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee — helped preserve a lucrative off-shore tax loophole for an oil drilling executive.

While Mr. Rangel and the executive deny any link, the businessman conveniently pledged $1 million for a planned Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at the City College of New York. (Now that’s what we call service from the public.) Continue reading

Wesley Snipes Remains Free While Lawyers Appeal Tax Convictions…

Source: AP

Wesley Snipes will be allowed to remain free on bail as he appeals three federal tax convictions.

This has be got to be the best news that Wesley Snipes has heard in quite awhile. I guess his lawyers must have not been as bad as we thought they were. Check out the what has got him smiling today:

Wesley Snipes will be allowed to remain free on bail as he appeals three federal tax convictions.
Judge William Terrell Hodges granted Snipes’ motion for bail Thursday pending appeal of his case, saying Snipes doesn’t pose a flight risk and is not a threat to the community.

The 45-year-old actor was sentenced last month to three years in prison on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file his income tax returns.

Snipes’ attorneys plan to argue before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the trial judge erred in several ways before and after his February conviction.

Snipes, the star of the “Blade” trilogy, “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Jungle Fever” and other films, hasn’t filed a tax return since 1998, the government alleged.

Wesley Snipes Hit With The Max!!!

After beating the most serious charges in his tax evasion case, movie actor Wesley Snipes was hit with the maxium penalty of three years for his conviction on misdemeanor charges. This definetly a harsh sentence and based on what the More below:

Source: Wesh/Orlando
During the sentencing, Snipes did apologize.

“I asked this court to show me mercy and the opportunity to set things right,” Snipes said. “This will never happen again. I am very sorry for my mistakes or my errors.”

He added, “being in the spotlight attracts loving fans, and jackals.”

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Wesley Gets No Love From Mainstream Press…


Wesley Snipes, who is due to stand trial next month for eight counts of tax-evasion charges, spoke out against what he feels is systematic racism. He ruffled some feathers a few years back when he sued a major movie studio, and has not had a major movie role since. Can we all say blacklisted?  He tells Entertainment Weekly, “It was easy for people to jump on the ‘Wesley’s the bad guy’ bandwagon. That’s where I think the systematic racism comes in. We’re conditioned in this country to believe that if there’s a problem, the black man is the culprit.”  Wesley also speaks on why Blade:Trinity tanked at the box office, and yes you guessed it, racism was the cause of this travesty to.  To get some further insite into what Wesley has on his mind these days, click HERE to read the full article.