A judge in Ocala, Florida, sentenced Wesley Snipes to three years in jail today. The maximum sentence for tax evasion. Despite the best efforts of his family members and Hollywood friends, Woody Harrelson and Denzel Washington, who vouched for Snipe's good character, and an after-the-fact, written admission by Wesley Snipes..
"I am an idealistic, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritually motivated artist, unschooled in the science of law and finance."
.. the judge thought the harsh sentence was necessary to put a stop to people the IRS are calling tax defiers.
Tax defiers believe the government has no right to take a chunk out of US citizens earnings. They either file returns stating zero income or don't file at all. In addition some people file for refunds of taxes they've paid in years past. more..