Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wesley Snipes Gets 3 Years in Prison

Yep. Nino Brown is going to the pen. According to,

Wesley Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison and fined up to $5 million Thursday for failing to file federal tax returns. It was the maximum sentence
possible under federal sentencing guidelines. Snipes was convicted on three misdemeanor counts of failure to file federal income tax returns.
U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges said Snipes exhibited a "history of contempt over a period of time" for U.S. tax laws. Snipes apologized while reading from a written statement for his "costly mistakes," but never mentioned the word taxes.
Snipes will serve one year of supervised release. Snipes and co-defendant Douglas P. Rosile remain free and will be notified when they are to surrender to authorities.

So, another one bites the dust. They got Willie Nelson. They got Red Foxx. Ron Isley is behind bars for taxes. Now Wesley is going upstate for stiffing Uncle Sam. Maybe we should all go rent New Jack City or Jungle Fever or Blade or White Men Can't Jump so that Wes can at least get enough royalties coming in to pay the $5Mil back.

Wow...since Wesley is off the streets, who's left to hold it down for the coffee brothas? Does this mean "light skinned" is comin' back in?

*in a baseball announcer's voice* Djimon Hounsou steps to the plate for Team Coffee. He's their last hope. With 2 out and the team down by 3 runs, Akon is on first. Seal is ready at second base. Idris Elba is ready to steal home. Will they pull out a win after losing their strongest batter? Here comes the pitch *collective gasp*...

...on a side note, when is somebody gonna send R. Kelly to jail?!?!

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