Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sniping for Snipes

Actor Wesley Snipes is in a world of trouble. Federal prosecutors charged Snipes with failing to pay income taxes for 5 years and fraudulently claiming $12 million in tax refunds. He could face up to 40 years in prison. Talk about Demolition Man!

And he shouldn't expect the star treatment from the IRS. Unlike with murder, drunk driving, rape and drugs, celebrities don't usually get a pass when it comes to taxes (take Richard Hatch, for instance).

To borrow a phrase, always bet on the men in black (pinstripes).

In other celebrity news, Madonna could face a criminal investigation into her actions surrounding the adoption of a Malawian baby. In addition to possibly breaking Britain's adoption rules, she may face charges for infringing upon Angelina Jolie's copyright and several counts of aggravated creepiness.
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