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Wesley Snipes On The Lam

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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BULLSHIT RUNS THE MARATHON Chief "Ikemba Mbaukwu" Wesley Snipes's latest thriller—an intriguingly wacky tale about a half-baked plot to steal $12 million from the IRS—isn't likely to earn him an Oscar, but it might land him in the can. The New Jack City star, his pal Eddie Ray Kahn, and Florida-based bean counter Douglas P. Rosile have all been hit with Federal indictments.

Snipes is charged with eight counts of tax fraud for allegedly paying $12 million in taxes with phony checks and forgetting forgetting to file income tax returns between 1999-2004, though it's hard to fault the star of Murder at 1600 (paycheck: $10 million) for having selective amnesia.

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He and his accountant go way back.


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