Jurors ended their second full day of deliberations Thursday without reaching verdicts in the tax evasion trial for actor Wesley Snipes.
They plan to return at 9 a.m. today to continue deciding whether Snipes, 45, and two men intentionally tried to defraud the Internal Revenue Service of about $11.4-million in tax refunds through fraudulent claims.
An October 2006 indictment against Snipes charged him with conspiracy along with co-defendants Eddie Ray Kahn, a Lake County resident whom Snipes hired as a tax consultant, and Douglas Rosile, an accountant who worked for Kahn.
The indictment also charged Snipes with one count for filing a false claim with the IRS and six counts of willful failure to file his tax returns from 1999 to 2004. If convicted, Snipes could get 16 years in federal prison.
Snipes' attorneys described him at trial as a man who had questions of the IRS and said the agency refused to meet with him. Instead, Snipes' attorneys say the government charged him with a crime.