Blade and Jungle Fever star
Wesley Snipes is facing the
prospect of a lengthy stint in jail if he is convicted on multiple charges of
income tax fraud.
reports, Snipes has been charged with dodging millions of dollars in taxes.
Federal prosecutors in Tampa have issued an eight-count indictment accusing
Snipes and two other men – one of whom is a former accountant – of conspiracy to
defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and
submitting fake claims.
The conspiracy and false claim charges carry a maximum sentence of five years
imprisonment each, while Snipes could receive up to a 12-month jail term for
each count of failing to file tax returns, prosecutors said.
Snipes has not yet commented publicly on the matter
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