Wesley Snipes tried nearly every defense to avoid paying taxes. Star of the Blade trilogy and White Men Can't Jump, Snipes narrowly escaped tax-fraud charges in 2008 after a lengthy trial in which he blamed his advisers for bad information and claimed, at various points, that the IRS was an illegitimate government agency, that he was a nonresident alien, that he had received bad information from his associates ... and on and on. The excuses weren't enough to dodge a conviction on the charge of not filing a tax return, and Snipes received a three-year prison sentence for his malfeasance.
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