After two years of legal chess, actor Wesley Snipes recently began serving a three-year prison sentence for tax evasion. He is just one in a long line of high-profile individuals the IRS has gone after over the years, joining Willie Nelson, Pete Rose, and, as they say, many many more.
The IRS has a habit of going public at the height of tax season with charges against a famous person. Speaking of which–don’t be surprised to see someone prominent charged in the next few weeks, as the Service reminds people that it’s not nice to fool Uncle Sam.
Mr. Snipes, by the way, is apparently spending some of his quiet time these days developing a video game. I Am Not Making This Up.