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470638 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2008-04-24 03:45:14.0 UTC 2008-04-23T23:45:14.000-04:00 sentencing-in-snipes-tax-case-today Published 2010-10-28 15:54:23.0 UTC 2010-10-28T11:54:23.000-04:00 incoming DTI 38388229 ORLANDO — There is a perception, federal prosecutors fear, that actor Wesley Snipes emerged victorious from years of IRS investigation and a highly publicized trial on an eight-count tax indictment. Snipes was acquitted in February of five counts — including felony fraud and conspiracy charges. But he was convicted of three lesser charges of willful failure to file a return. Seeking to make an example of a "notorious" and "inveterate" offender, prosecutors are asking for the maximum three years in prison and a fine of at least $5-million when Snipes is sentenced today in federal court in Ocala. The action star was convicted of failing to file returns for 1999, 2000 and 2001, a period in which the government alleged he made at least $13.8-million and would be liable for $2.7-million in taxes. That amount alone exceeds the monetary guidelines calling for a 36-month sentence. Prosecutors say Snipes is being held by those in the fringe tax protest movement as proof that ordinary Americans don't have to pay income tax. The point of criminal tax prosecutions, they say in filing notes, is to promote deterrence. Sentencing in Snipes tax case today JCHAMLESSN CIT <p>Local &amp; State</p> dhyj3h4p338e dhyj3 Sentencing in Snipes tax case today Dateline 4 4b_snipes042408.0st Sentencing in Snipes tax case today 2008-04-24 04:00:00.0 UTC 2008-04-24T00:00:00.000-04:00 Snipes was convicted of three charges of willful failure to file. resources/images/dti/2008/04/b0s_snipes0424_6106a.jpg resources/images/dti/rendered/2008/04/b0s_snipes0424_6106a_4col.jpgresources/images/dti/rendered/2008/04/b0s_snipes0424_6106a_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2008/04/23/38388229-sentencing-in-snipes-tax-case-today StaffArticle ORLANDO — There is a perception, federal prosecutors fear, that actor Wesley Snipes emerged victorious from years of IRS investigation and a highly publicized trial on an eight-count tax indictment. 2287368 2016-07-29 15:53:50.0 UTC 1 Month Ago news-at-noon-florida-thought-to-have-first-four-cases-of incoming News at noon: Florida thought to have first four cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus in U.S.; 'indoor beach' opens today in Tampa; San Diego police officer killed, another wounded in shooting; Storm player arrested on DUI charge StaffArticle 2261673 2016-01-17 18:37:17.0 UTC 7 Months Ago a-case-of-ink-vs-inc incoming A case of ink vs. Inc. StaffArticle 2284429 2016-07-07 02:15:37.0 UTC 2 Months Ago lynch-closes-clinton-case incoming Lynch closes Clinton case StaffArticle <p>ORLANDO — There is a perception, federal prosecutors fear, that actor Wesley Snipes emerged victorious from years of IRS investigation and a highly publicized trial on an eight-count tax indictment.</p> <p>Snipes was acquitted in February of five counts — including felony fraud and conspiracy charges. But he was convicted of three lesser charges of willful failure to file a return.</p> <p>Seeking to make an example of a &quot;notorious&quot; and &quot;inveterate&quot; offender, prosecutors are asking for the maximum three years in prison and a fine of at least $5-million when Snipes is sentenced today in federal court in Ocala.</p> <p>The action star was convicted of failing to file returns for 1999, 2000 and 2001, a period in which the government alleged he made at least $13.8-million and would be liable for $2.7-million in taxes. That amount alone exceeds the monetary guidelines calling for a 36-month sentence.</p> <p>Prosecutors say Snipes is being held by those in the fringe tax protest movement as proof that ordinary Americans don't have to pay income tax. The point of criminal tax prosecutions, they say in filing notes, is to promote deterrence.</p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:23:11