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Defense Rests in Snipe Tax Fraud Case

By McNabb Associates

The defense in the tax fraud and conspiracy trial of Wesley Snipes rested Monday.[1] In trial after indictments handed down which named Snipes, Eddie Ray Kahn and Douglas P. Rosile.[2] Snipes and the co-defendants allegedly stopped filing his federal tax returns in 2000, demanded some $11 million in refunds on taxes previously paid and tried to settle other U.S. Treasury debts with fake checks.[3]All three were charged tax fraud and conspiracy, while Snipes faced six additional charges of willful failure to file a return from 1999 to 2004.[4] The 45-year-old actor faces a potential sentence of 16 years in prison, while Kahn and Rosile could get 10; however, sentences that long are extremely rare in these cases.[5]"We chose not to call witnesses because there was no need to...continue to full post

Full post as published by Federal Crimes Blog on January 28, 2008 (boomark / email).

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