Snipes May Still Face Millions In Civil Action

Lawfuel – Actor Wesley Snipes, who was found not guilty of federal tax fraud charges that may have sent him to prison for up to 16 years, may still be fined several millions of dollars in civil actions from the IRS.

Snipes’ success in court may have been largely due to co-defendants Eddie Ray Kahn, who founded a tax protest group, and a delicensed accountant, Douglas P Rosile, who were convicted by the same jury of tax fraud and conspiracy.

Snipes was the victim of crooked advisers, promoters of the tax protest movement, his lawyers argued, and the jury evidently agreed with the arguments.

Snipes paid taxes in the 1990s, but changed his mind after meeting Kahn, prosecutors said. He refused to file tax returns from 1999-2004, during which he signed two contracts for more than $10 million on “Blade” sequels, they said.

Snipes paid taxes in the 1990s, but changed his mind after meeting Kahn, prosecutors said. He refused to file tax returns from 1999-2004, during which he signed two contracts for more than $10 million on “Blade” sequels, they said.

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