Just hours before he was sentenced for failing to pay $5 million dollars in taxes, Wesley Snipes cut several checks for the unpaid revenue and had the checks delivered to court.
The move so surprised federal prosecutors that they at first declined the money. Snipes was still given the maximum 3 years in a federal prison for refusing to pay his taxes over a 10-year period.
“The sentencing court sends the right message to the American taxpayer — you’ve got to pay your taxes,” U.S. Attorney Robert O’Neill told reporters outside the usually quiet central Florida courthouse. “Rich, poor, it doesn’t matter. We all pay our taxes.”
Snipes, who had previously maintained he had the legal right not to pay taxes, read aloud from a prepared apology, calling his actions “costly mistakes” but never mentioning the word “taxes.” (Source)
The verdict in the Sean Bell murder case is in. I’m not surprised that the cops were acquitted of firing 50 shots into a car killing the unarmed Bell on his wedding day.
There’s an unspoken understanding among the rank and file that all male minorities are threatening whether armed or unarmed. So the shootings are always deemed justified regardless of the circumstances. I expect parts of the city will be smoldering by tonight.
One of my favorite blogs is the Creole Pimp Chronicles owned by none other than the lil’ pimp in pull ups himself, Baby Daniel aka Beyonce‘s nephew.
The kid is only 3 but he has a great sense of humor (not unlike my favorite blogger, the girl Fresh). Among my favorite Baby Daniel catch phrases is, “something in the Similac ain’t fresh.”
I’m the pimp of all pimps. Baby Daniel AKA Lil’ Creole Pimp AKA Masta Smack The Taste Outcha Mouth. You may know me as Solange’s son or better yet Beyoncé’s nephew. You may also know me as the same dude that pushed Lil’ Rock off the jungle gym, but that’s another story.
Whoo! I take back everything I said about the little fellow. 🙂 Anyway, in checking his site this morning to see what little gems he dropped on us overnight, I see that he’s selling his own line of t-shirts.
So I put in a bulk order of 50 tees that I plan to give away to all my haters in the coming weeks. I think one size fits all haters. 🙂
A judge has sentenced actor Wesley Snipes to 3 years in a federal penitentiary for tax evasion.
The feds don’t play when it comes to cheating Uncle Sam out of his loot! They don’t care who you are, the main goal is to send out a loud and clear message. Never mind that the biggest tax cheats work for the federal government:
Nathan J. Hochman, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, said, “Snipes’ long prison sentence should send a loud and crystal clear message to all tax defiers that if they engage in similar tax defier conduct, they face joining him and his co-defendants … as inmates in prison.”
Snipes was convicted in February on three misdemeanor charges for not filing his taxes. The government claimed he owed $2.7 mil — but Snipes’ attorneys argued it was just $228,000. No fine was imposed, but the three-year sentence was the max he could have gotten.
Snipes didn’t have to turn himself in immediately. The judge ruled he could surrender at a later date. Maybe the judge forgot about the time Snipes fled to Africa last year to avoid capture by the feds. (Source)
Thanks to loyal reader Ludgie for the tip!
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Before today I never knew why Halle Berry won that Oscar for her role in “Monster’s Ball.” I never saw the movie, but I’ve seen Halle try to act her way out of paper bags in other movies.
Thanks to the good folks on Thecrusade.net, I got the chance to see once and for all what all the hooplah was about.
I must agree that this was an Oscar worthy performance by Hally Berry – who took faking an orgasm to a whole ‘nother level! On the other hand, Billy Bob Thornton was a bore. Halle could have done this scene by herself and she still would have won the Oscar. 🙂
Loyal reader Leah sent along this photo of a woman who just had to have these shoes that are two sizes too small! 🙂
Loyal reader Shanta points out in an email that Jay Z seems surly and moody ever since he tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Beyonce. In this video from TMZ.com, Jay Z kirks out on a paparazzi who dares to ask him about his wife Bey. “You know better than that!,” snaps the aging mogul.
It seems Beyonce and Jay Z have grown wary of all the attention they get. So maybe it’s time for us to leave them alone? It’s funny that when celebs are on the come up they are so hungry for whatever exposure they can get. But once they reach the pinnacle of success they forget where they came from or how they got there. This is why I have no respect for those two and I will continue to clown them mercilessly.
Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, Grand Hustle Boss Tip Harris, singer Fergie, and producer Polow Da Don attended the star-studded Investment Club’s Bosses Night Out at Luckie Food Lounge last night. The occasion was also a birthday celebration for big Bosses Jason Geter (Grand Hustle) and Jerry Clark (Island Records VP)!
All photos by Freddyo Exclusively for Sandrarose.com
Grand Hustle Boss Tip Harris gave a champagne toast to celebrate Island Records Boss Jerry Clark, left, and Grand Hustle Boss Jason Geter‘s birthdays.
Fergie snuggles up to her pal Young Jeezy
Back in the day we called Tip Harris and Young Dro‘s stylish attire “GQ”.
Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson celebrated the birthdays of Bosses Jason Geter, left, and Jerry Clark
Black Eye Peas lead singer Fergie is in town recording with producer Polow Da Don. I heard Fergie told Polow she didn’t want any Garage Band pre-sets on her new album.
Rapper Chingy poses with Certified Crunkness Boss Botchey.
Big thanks to Island Records VP Jerry Clark, and Botchey and Zae of Certified Crunkness for the personal invite!
More pictures after the break!
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