'TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- Movie actor Wesley Snipes, star of "White Men Can't Jump" and the "Blade" films, was indicted Tuesday on eight counts of tax fraud accusing him of trying to cheat the government of $12 million in false refund claims.It's not just the alleged tax evasion; it's the alleged evasion of the authorities.
Snipes, 44, also failed to file tax returns for six years, according to an indictment unsealed in Tampa, Florida.
Federal prosecutors said that Snipes fraudulently claimed refunds totaling nearly $12 million in 1996 and 1997 on income taxes already paid.
Snipes faces a maximum of 16 years in prison.
Snipes, who had a home in Windermere, Florida, has not been arrested because authorities don't know where he is, the IRS said.'
We don't need a white-collar O.J.
P/S What's up with the pimp-a-licious pic CNN used? He looks like Shaft or somethin'.