The Snipes Trial blog is edited by JJ MacNab of Bethesda, MD, a nationally recognized expert on financial frauds and scams and has testified before several regulatory and legislative bodies on the subject. The purpose of this weblog is to provide interested people with relevant and timely information regarding the Wesley Snipes criminal trial taking place in January 2008 in Ocala, Florida.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 10, 2008 WWW.USDOJ.GOV TAX Five Promoters of Tax Defiance Scheme Indicted for Tax Fraud WASHINGTON- Five promoters of Florida-based tax defier organization, American Rights Litigators/Guiding Light of God Ministries (ARL), were charged with selling...
The judge has ruled that Snipes can remain out on bail pending appeal, and the appellate process can take years to complete. What the judge said: Obviously, having denied the Defendants’ motions asserting the issues he intends to raise on appeal, the Court is dubious as to the...
My apologies for not posting more regularly, but I’ve been busy on my other blog (Bombs, Taxes, and Red Crayons) covering two tax denier related trials. After sentencing on April 24th, Snipes’ lawyers (not the ones who handled his trial — Snipes fired them a few weeks ago) filed...
Wesley Snipes was sentenced late this afternoon, following an all-day hearing, to 36 months in federal prison. Eddie Ray Kahn received 120 months, and Douglas Rosile was sentenced to 54 months. This will be Kahn’s second stay in federal prison on tax related charges.Wesley Snipes was...
In their sentencing memos, the government has asked that the judge give the three defendants some fairly stiff sentences (click on their names to read the applicable filing by the prosecutors): Wesley Snipes - 36 months in prison plus a fine of at least $5,000,000 Eddie Kahn - 120 months in...
The prosecutors submitted their sentencing memorandum today. They have asked the judge to sentence Snipes to 36 months in prison with a fine of at least $5 million, and let’s just say they didn’t mince words. For nearly a decade, Snipes has engaged in a campaign of criminal tax conduct...
Or does he just have a problem paying taxes? Last week, a New Jersey newspaper reported that Snipes’ outstanding tax liens on his Alpine, NJ home in the amount of $67,108 had been sold at auction in December. If he doesn’t pay this amount off in the next two years, the new owner of...
The court docket was updated this morning to reflect the new sentencing date for Kahn, Rosile, and Snipes. NOTICE OF HEARING as to Eddie Ray Kahn, Douglas P. Rosile, Wesley Trent Snipes. Sentencing set for 4/24/2008 at 09:30AM in Courtroom 1 before Judge Wm. Terrell Hodges. Defendants Douglas P....
KCUF Media wrote: The IRS line about “voluntary compliance” is a blatant lie. The “voluntary compliance” rhetoric from the IRS is weaselly at best, and deserves to be thrown out of court on that basis, at the very least. Sigh. Considering the IRS, Congress, the...
Good Guy wrote: I’m glad those scum promoters got convicted on the felony counts. It’s now time for congress to set a dollar amount for elevation of failure to file as a felony. What this verdict says is “if you are going to owe millions in taxes, don’t file- it’s just...