Wesley Snipes' long, arduous ordeal with Uncle Sam ends today when he reports to a Pennsylvania prison to begin serving a 3-year sentence for failing to file tax returns. Snipes, 48, was acquitted of tax evasion and fraud, charges that would have sent him to prison for many years.

He has until noon today to turn himself in to the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Lewis Run, PA.

Snipes, who is best known for his roles in the "Blade" action films, appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Tuesday, where he claimed he was unfairly singled out by prosecutors.

"It does seem to be rather unusual and rather bizarre when you had a prosecutor come into the sentencing and say that this is the biggest tax trial in the history of the IRS," Snipes said. "I think there is a certain amount of selectivity going on here."

One juror, Frank Tuttle, gave "Larry King Live" a written statement that three other jurors had made up their minds that Snipes was guilty before the trial began. [1]

The juror said they "compromised" with those jurors by not convicting Snipes on the more serious tax evasion charges. "We did not think he would go to jail," Tuttle said, suggesting that Snipes received favorable treatment because of his celebrity status.

Snipes, who was sentenced in 2008, blamed his legal problems on Eddie Ray Kahn (pictured right with Snipes). Khan is a cult leader tax expert who advised Snipes and 4,000 other "clients" how to avoid paying their taxes.

Khan operated the Guiding Light of God Ministries out of a 2nd floor office in downtown Mount Dora, Florida. [2]

Snipes and his family were members of the ministry.

The main purpose of the ministry, aka American Rights Litigators, was to help rich people evade paying taxes. Khan had Snipes and others apply to become one-person, religious organizations so they would benefit from tax-exempt status.

Khan was sentenced to 20 years behind bars as Snipes' co-defendant in the 2008 trial. By comparison, Snipes got off easy.

At the time, Snipes believed wholeheartedly in Khan's teachings. Snipes claimed that as a “fiduciary of God, who is a ‘nontaxpayer,’” he was a “‘foreign diplomat’” who was not obligated to pay taxes.

Of course, now he's singing a different tune.

Snipes earned $37 million between 1999 and 2004. A goodly portion of his income went to Khan's ministry.

  • miko

    whatever...wesley is a dumb ass to listen to anybody that says don't pay ur taxes! everybody gotta pay taxes! dumb azz...buh-bye!

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    @Miko: THANK YOU!!!!!

  • CFREE

    Nino Brown says:

    I'm not guilty. *You're* the one that's guilty. The lawmakers, the politicians, the Columbian drug lords :lol:

  • kwall

    Bye Blade :bye:

    I switch back and forth between TJMS and Russ Parr and I died when Russ said he suffers from "DNS" this morning..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    "foreign diplomat"
    NICCAH PLEASE! :rolleyes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    Though his excuse was pretty dumb....they did single him out. People serve less time for violent offenses :no:

  • kwall

    Hope his role as Noxzema Jackson don't come back to haunt him in the pokey... :yes:

  • JadeAli

    He had 4000 ppl fooled, got 20 yrs, scamming ppl and can't even enjoy it...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hBYTkI-sE&NR=1 YSoSerious

    Some niggas, I tell you... :rolleyes:

  • bnatural

    Sadddd....saadddddd...sad. I feel bad for the kids. :(

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    @ Rene
    While it may be true that he was singled out his azz should have known better! You can't be a famous black man and not have your shyt together because there are people who still want you to fail and just waitin for you to mess up! I would be triple checkin my stuff to make sure it was in order!

    *in my Rick James voice*
    "They shoulda never gave you niccahs money"

    I couldn't resist

  • Anna

    He purposly joined a cult to learn how "not to pay your taxes". Now he wants to say he is being singled out. :rofl:

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    You mean he really gave up the fight? He was still holding out hope as of yesterday on the Tom Joyner show. Him and his lawyer sounded like lunatics.

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    O America.... taxes! I wish it was a time where if u work your job, you get compensated. No middle Man (govt)... Work + Pay = even exchange

  • Anna

    Bird says:

    You mean he really gave up the fight? He was still holding out hope as of yesterday on the Tom Joyner show. Him and his lawyer sounded like lunatics.

    ~~~~~~~~~
    He was waiting on a Christmas Miracle, A Presidential Pardon. SMH. Didn't he include Justin Timberlakes gf in his lawsuit when Blade(II)failed. Always blaming others, not a good look.

  • amatrex

    No Wes, you weren't single out. You just made a really dumb decision by hooking up with Khan and letting him feed you bullshiat about not paying taxes. Snipes ain't got nobody to blame but himself for this mess.

  • http://chachellasplayground.blogspot.com/?zx=979f097e05f327d8 ChaCha

    Blade bust out that shyt... Bust out of Prison, fly right up out that muthaflucka :yes:

  • ajonesy

    maybe if he had a jury of his peers (white and asian women) he would have gotten a lighter sentence.

  • Anna

    ajonesy says:

    maybe if he had a jury of his peers (white and asian women) he would have gotten a lighter sentence.

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    That's what was missing, his peers. LOL.

  • MOUTH

    ajonesy says:

    maybe if he had a jury of his peers (white and asian women) he would have gotten a lighter sentence.
    ________________________________________________________________
    :cosign:

    Reality check for another brother in denial!

  • xcal86

    We all belong to the religious cult called the "Government". You pay in and rarely if ever, get anything back. Taxes should be classified as exempt donations. Snipes just got caught cause his organization is not called the "Government".

  • ajonesy

    @ MOUTH and Anna --> exactly! lol hahahhaa

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQdyXbwcePo Ace

    *puts on his 3rd grade crossing guard reflective vest and grabs his "STOP" flag*

    ITS FRIDAY PEOPLES!!!!

    :party: :danban:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    So who got nominated Ace

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQdyXbwcePo Ace

    You'll find out Monday...Brown

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    I won't be here so I guess I catch it whenever I get back

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQdyXbwcePo Ace

    i would of like more to have the Nomination Show on a friday...but niccas be impatient and chit...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    I'll catch week after next then

  • lakercrazy

    GOOD MORNTING :waves:
    @ace GOOD MORNING MY GEEK I LIKE HOW U PUT THAT SH!T IN BOLD :heart:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    ***walks in...looks around...sees a few people milling about...opens jacket...flashing everyone...runs quickly out leaving Ace's memo behind***

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    *thanks God I put cameras up so now I can see Whyvonne is super slow mo*

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    @Brown: LMBO....how y'all doing this morning!?

  • meanNsurly

    :waves: @ Ace, Brown, Yvonne, and Laker.

    HAPPY FRIDAY

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Hey Mean!!! :love:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    I don't know how I missed Laker...maybe it's the gravi change...Hey boo!

  • meanNsurly

    Laker is always changing her gravi

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Hey Mean, I'm gon attempt to bold today

  • kwall

    ITS FRIDAY.....party people....

    Who got plans this weekend? We get off at 2 p.m. today for our Xmas party tonight...then tomorrow night I am hosting ANOTHER holiday party at the crizzib...it was supposed to be a small intimate gathering...and I got 26 folks so far. SHEW...hope them knee-grows eat before they get there...so me and my kids can eat leftovers all next week (black folks)...

    :party:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    MOANIN KWALL!

  • lakercrazy

    @MEAN HEY SUGA DROP :kiss: YALL SEE MY NEW GRAVI SHE IS MY YT BISH LOOOOVEEE THAT BISH MUSIC :grin:
    @YVONNE HEY MAMAS :hug:
    @brown Ms.Diva Lady how u doing this mornting??

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    @KWALL: I know that's right!! Make sure you hide the foil and plastic grocery bags so no one is tempted to take NAH plate home... :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Whyvonne Im gonna have to send you a pic of the new do (as soon as i steal somebody's camera)! The white guys LOVE IT!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    I'm doin good Laker, how are you

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    @Brown: I bet it looks nice too! What did you get this time? If and when you get your hands on a camera send it to me. I'm about to head out for breakfast and Secret Santa with the team (sigh). Y'all pray for my strength in the Lawd. These folks can work my last nerve at times.

  • Peachpussycat

    Good morning!!! :newbie:

  • lakercrazy

    @ms.lady im good happy it's friday ready for some marrrgarrriitas :danban:

  • kwall

    Good morrow to you too @Brown...Girl @Yvonne...I will be like Mama KWall...when it is time to go...and you THINK about making you a plate...ALL her paper plates done dis-a-dayum-peared. My sister found some once in her bedroom closet...cause our mama put out JUST enough paper plates for the folks there...and hide the rest. I ain't lying...You want to carry something up outta HER house your azz gonna be like Chris Rock on "Imma Gitchu Sucka"...

    "Just put it in ma hand (hands cupped up...stuck out)"

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    :welcome: Peachpussycat. Tell us about yourself. What state are you in? Are you attached? Lastly, who do you stan for?

  • lakercrazy

    @peach :welcome: tell us about urself..age...kids...married...who u stan for?? :popcorn:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQdyXbwcePo Ace

    Hey Peaches!!!

    Someone will be around with a E-Packet shortly..

  • lakercrazy

    @PEACH I APROVE UR GRAVI SINCE ACE AND MAN ARE MIA :thumbsup:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    @ Kwall
    We he pulled out all that damn money I bout died

  • StillASassyOne

    Good morning Laker, Yvonne, Brown, Kwall, Mean, Ace & Peach!! :waves:

    It's FrEEEEEE-DAyyyyyyyyy, bishes! :party:

  • Peachpussycat

    :waves: Im from Georgia. Not attached. Stan for Beyonce & TI, of course.

    :smile:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    kwall says:
    Good morrow to you too @Brown…Girl @Yvonne…I will be like Mama KWall…when it is time to go…and you THINK about making you a plate…ALL her paper plates done dis-a-dayum-peared. My sister found some once in her bedroom closet…cause our mama put out JUST enough paper plates for the folks there…and hide the rest. I ain’t lying…You want to carry something up outta HER house your azz gonna be like Chris Rock on “Imma Gitchu Sucka”…

    “Just put it in ma hand (hands cupped up…stuck out)”
    December 10, 2010 at 8:58 am
    ******************
    :dead:

    I went to a gathering with my homegirl. There weren't any paper plates left. There wasn't any foil either. Please explain to me why this heffa put chicken AND sausage in a plastic grocery ba, tied it up and slung that thang over her shoulder, talking about she has her plate. I almost died. That was the countriest mess I ever seen....

  • StillASassyOne

    Where the hell has Tiffany Ocasio been?! (I love her last name, I must say....)

  • meanNsurly

    Hey my brown suga hershey kiss!!!!!! :kiss:

    @Laker: I love PINK!!! I love her attitude. I love her body. I love her husband (or ex hubby). If I was YT girl I probably would be her or Lilo cuz they don't give a fluck!!!!

    WELCOME PEACH.....

  • StillASassyOne

    @Peach

    How long have you been "lurking" and when did you make it past security (sign-up)?

  • lakercrazy

    @still she is at the dr. this mornting :cry:

  • Peachpussycat

    @ Laker I've been a long time lurker and all y'all slay me. And don't worry, I can understand your writing just fine :wink:

    Im in my 20's, no kids, not married.

  • meanNsurly

    Mornting @Sassy.....still lookin beautiful I see!!!!

  • meanNsurly

    @Peach....I'm from GA also and reside in the ATL!!!!!!

  • StillASassyOne

    @Mean:

    PINK: :yes:
    LiLo: :nono:

    You do NOT want to be some coked-out White girl with a pimp for a mama, and a media-whore for a daddy.....

  • ALBoy

    Whats Up Sr Fam!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Hey Sassy!
    Did you tell that niccah he oew me?!?!?!?!?!

  • lakercrazy

    @mean I THINK I E-LOVE U :love: THAT IS WHY I LOVEE THAT BISH SHE DON'T GIVE A FUK AND SHE DO HER NO MATTER WHAT AND IF I WAS A YT I WOULD BE THAT BISH RIGHT THERE SHE IS BAD AND THAT LIL SPORTY BODY SHE GOT I LOOVE
    <<<<<THAT BISH BAD :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    *owe

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQdyXbwcePo Ace

    @ Peaches

    Where you from?

    Who you Stan For?

    Are you turned on by the touch of a female?

  • Peachpussycat

    @Sassy, I emailed Sandra. Been lurking for a little over a year now.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQdyXbwcePo Ace

    Oh you already answered the first two...so ignore those...

  • StillASassyOne

    Thanks Mean!! (I try!!) :wink:

    @Laker: oh yeah...I remember her saying she had to go back for a follow-up. I sure hope everything goes very well....

  • lakercrazy

    @peach :hug: well come here then dam it i like you already :rofl:
    You can have watever u like <<<<T.I :whistle:

  • kwall

    Where the hell has Tiffany Ocasio been?!
    -----------------------------------
    I love her last name too! Folks done ran the guhl off...like a farmer chasing a chicken thief with a pitchfork!

    :dead: @ yvonne's homegirl with her "to go bag/plate" just WHY? do you need that chicken and sausage that bad?

  • ALBoy

    :newpost: is up Eddie Winslow beat up Super Head

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    :blink:

  • Peachpussycat

    @Ace, I don't mind the touch of a female but Im mostly turned by penus in my peachpuccycat. :grin:

  • StillASassyOne

    @Brown: I'ma text him and tell him right nah!!!

    @Peach: Damn! You found a loophole for admission! So you just emailed her and she let you in? :think: Why ain't I think of that?

  • lakercrazy

    @yvonne ok yall ain't mexican they will wrap all kids of meat on a flour tortilla if there is no to go plate :lol: and ask u for a grocerie bag to put all they dam burritos in

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQdyXbwcePo Ace

    StillASassyOne says:

    @Peach: Damn! You found a loophole for admission! So you just emailed her and she let you in? :think: Why ain’t I think of that?
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    That's how i got in...Had to email auntie..

  • ALBoy

    Good Mornin Peach pussi welcome! I love your name :yes:

  • StillASassyOne

    Morning Al! :waves:

    And KArrine & Eddie been beating each other's azz for years....what else is new?

    Let me know when they divorce or kill each other. Then THAT would be "news."

  • StillASassyOne

    @Ace

    Ya'll too slick for me! I just had to wait for Sandra to open the gates to get in...just like an ugly bish standing outside the club.

    And after I got banned the 1st time...I had to wait AGAIN!!

  • Peachpussycat

    Good mornin AlBoy!

  • lakercrazy

    @sassy u got banned???
    @ace so u din't see me say hi to ur azz?? ok then :rolleyes: keep it up!!

  • lakercrazy

    going to do a lil bit of work so if sum pop off somebody email me :grin: valdiviaad@ :yahoo:

  • ALBoy

    @ Still I waited got accepted tried to past a comment which was put on hold then i was immediatley banned then later i was accepted

  • Ms. Thickness

    GOOD MORNING SR FAMILY

    HEY PEACHPUSSY :welcome:

    BROWNIE, MONSTEROUS MEAT MEAN, LAKES QUE PASA CHICA, ALL THE WAY LIVE AL, PRETTY MEAT ACE, NIGHT AND DAY SASSY, YVONNE WHATS UP BABE :kiss: FOR YOU ALL

  • Peachpussycat

    Thanks @ Thickness