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Wesley Snipes is full of it, prosecutor says



Tbdwesleysnipes112107 Wesley Snipes can insist Ocala is a town full of racists all he wants, but it’s not going to stop the feds from dragging him into court.

U.S. Attorney Robert O’Neill wrote in a Monday filing that Snipes’ claim that Ocala is “a hotbed of (Ku Klux Klan) activity” has “no basis in reality,” and the prosecution on income tax evasion will continue, the AP reports.

“Defendant Snipes’ motion hurls scurrilous and baseless accusations at the prosecution and citizenry of Ocala in an overwrought attempt to have this case dismissed or transferred to another venue,” O’Neill wrote. We’re sure that makes residents of Marion County feel much better.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:26am]


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