Celebs back Snipes in tax trial
Hollywood's great and good line up to be character witnesses for 'Blade' star as jury selection drags on
More than 70 potential character witnesses including Muhammad Ali, Spike Lee,
Woody Harrelson and Sylvester Stallone have said that they will vouch for Wesley
Snipes’ good character in his battle with tax authorities.
Snipes’ lawyers read out a list of people willing to act as character
witnesses at the US District Court in Ocala, Florida.
Jury selection was meant to be completed on Monday, but has carried over into
today as Senior Judge William Terrell Hodges grilled the 37 potential jurors.
The Hollywood star and two co-defendants are accused of conspiring to defraud
the US taxman of
millions of dollars.
Lawyers for Snipes claim he was duped by unscrupulous advisers and did not
know he was breaking the law.