Actor Wesley Snipes has a bone to pick with the IRS….
Earlier this year Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion for failing to pay his income taxes which totaled more than $15 million. Yesterday the actor filed documents citing “jury misconduct” during his trial back in April. Snipes claims his defense team was contacted by two jurors via email stating that other jurors “told us [Snipes] was guilty before they even heard the first piece of evidence.” Dannnngggg!
If that’s not enough, Snipes found out the government withheld info that his former accountant, Kenneth Starr, a key witness against him, was under the microscope for engaging in “criminal activities of conspiring to evade income taxes” with another client. Well I’ll be damn!
Snipes’ camp has an extremely valid argument. It sounds like Kenneth Star cut a deal with the government in exchange for testimony against Wes. Threes years is a long time to serve behind bars, so I don’t blame the brother for running this case into the ground.