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Snipes: court in the act

Apr 25, 2008, 05:09 AM
Authors : Daniel
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Post date : Apr 25, 2008, 05:09 AM
As you're probably aware, actor Wesley Snipes has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for willfully failing to file federal income tax returns between 1999 and 2001.
Following his conviction two months ago, rumours abounded throughout Hollywood that the Blade star would go down for the maximum time allowed for such crimes - and so it came to pass.
Prior to then, though, the battle between the puissant American judicial system and hardcase Snipes - a fourth-dan black belt in shotokan karate - was a legal punch-up worthy of the man who (in his role as New Jack City villian Nino Brown) made the threat: 'Sit your five-dollar a** down before I make change'.
However, I must admit to sharing the puzzlement of a colleague who wondered aloud why Snipes hadn't simply scissor-kicked everyone in the courtroom and then swaggered out a free man.

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