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Free “Blade”. Wesley Snipes Leaves Prison

Actor Wesley Snipes can now begin the process of putting his acting career back together… A “Blade” sequel?

Repeat after me, Wesley…”1040…1040…1040″.

Actor Wesley Snipes released from prison

 Actor Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison where he was serving a three-year sentence after being convicted on tax charges in February 2010.The release to a supervised residential location in New York occurred Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons told CNN.

Snipes, 50, who starred in the “Blade” action movies and “White Men Can’t Jump,” had been serving time at a federal prison in Pennsylvania. A jury convicted him of willfully failing to file tax returns for 1999, 2000 and 2001. Snipes was acquitted of felony tax fraud and conspiracy charges.

In June 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of his sentence, which he had argued was too harsh for a misdemeanor conviction.

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2013 in Great American Rip-Off

 

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“The Blade” Heads to Club Fed

This definitely won’t be the movie version of prison for Wesley Snipes. Snipes, convicted of income tax evasion on the more than $40 million he made on his films, will be taking an enforced vacation at Club Fed…

One of the Federal “resorts” for white collar criminals.

Snipes will find activities, low pay in Pa. prison

When actor Wesley Snipes enters prison Thursday, he’ll leave behind his wife, young children and celebrity neighbors in the wealthy Florida enclave made infamous by next-door neighbor Tiger Woods.

The prison camp in Lewis Run in northwestern Pennsylvania pales by comparison, but is still worlds away from the harsh prison fortresses depicted in the Snipes films “Undisputed” and “Brooklyn’s Finest.”

Federal Correctional Institution McKean, a minimum-security camp, doesn’t have fences around its perimeter. The 300 nonviolent inmates live in barracks that feature two-man rooms, daily showers and double-feature movie showings Friday through Sunday. Alas, no NC-17, R or X ratings allowed, which knocks out much of Snipes’ action-heavy repertoire.

The most jarring aspect of the celebrity’s stay might be the five daily head counts, three during the overnight hours. And Snipes, who earned a reported $13 million for the “Blade: Trinity” sequel, will have to adjust to earning just pennies an hour handling kitchen, laundry or other campus chores. And, he can spend just $290 a month at the prison commissary.

Alas, Blade – since you are not a politician, you will not be receiving the coveted Illuminati Noir “Orange Jumpsuit Award” instead of an  Oscar this year…

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2010 in Giant Negros, The Post-Racial Life

 

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The Blade …Gets an Orange Jumpsuit

One of the things I’ve always admired about Wesley Snipes is the guy knows how to pick a sharp suit. He is definately one of the better dressed black stars. If you appreciate the quality of bespoke threads, Wesley is a great example of wearing the suit maker’s art (when he’ s not wearing what I call Hollywood trash)

Wesley Snipes

Get beyond the sharp rags, and the guy seems to be a train wreck. (and whoever picks the monochrome ties and shirts – needs to be sliced and diced with the Blade’s sword!)

Appeals court upholds Wesley Snipes’ sentence

A federal appeals court has denied actor Wesley Snipes’ claim that his three-year prison sentence for tax evasion was “unreasonable.”

A panel of judges in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld Snipes’ 2008 sentencing on three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns.

“The district court acted well within its considerable discretion in sentencing Snipes to thirty-six months in prison,” the judges said. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2010 in General

 

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The Blade Gets Played

Wesley Snipes as the "Blade" Character

Wesley Snipes as the "Blade" Character

Wesley  Snipes can’t seem to get anything right when it comes to his personal finances.

The notorious star of the hit “Blade” trilogy found a new kind of fame last year when he was sentenced to three years in jail for trying to fraudulently obtain $11.4 million of tax refunds between 1999 and 2001. He was also nabbed for willfully failing to file tax returns.

And now a court case in Britain has revealed that Snipes may have lost millions of dollars during that same period in an alleged Ponzi scheme.

Lincoln Fraser and Jared Brook, the two former bosses of a now-defunct British investment firm Imperial Consolidated, went on trial in London at the end of last month accused of defrauding as many as 3,000 victims out of nearly $400 million. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2009 in News

 

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