Snipes tax evasion trial underway

OCALA , Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Wesley Snipes' legal team said the U.S. actor intended to pay $11 million in back taxes, but was waiting for information from the Internal Revenue Service.
Snipes' tax trial set to begin next month

Snipes' tax trial set to begin next month

OCALA, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Wesley Snipes' tax evasion trial is set to start in Florida next month, The Ocala Star-Banner reported Thursday.

Snipes requests venue change for tax trial

OCALA, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes has requested a change of venue for his tax-evasion trial so he stands a better chance of getting a racially diverse jury.

Snipes hires new lawyers for tax case

OCALA, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes has retained the Bernhoft Law Firm as his lead trial attorneys to defend him against pending criminal tax charges.

Goyer to take 'Baltimore' to the screen

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- "Blade" writer David Goyer is set to direct another Hollywood movie about a fanged protagonist -- "Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire."

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Wesley Snipes says race influenced charges

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Actor Wesley Snipes claimed U.S. prosecutors used race as a factor when determining whether to charge him with failure to file tax returns for six years.

Hollywood expands reach to African desert

WINDHOEK, Namibia, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood is trying to expand film locations, and directors are trekking out to such exotic places as the African desert nation of Namibia.

Snipes pleads innocent to tax charges

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Movie star Wesley Snipes was freed on $1 million bond after pleading innocent Friday in a Florida courtroom to federal tax charges.

Wesley Snipes arrested in tax case

ORLANDO, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes reportedly has been arrested by federal authorities in Orlando, Fla., for alleged tax fraud. Snipes was taken in to custody at the Orlando airport Friday and said he was a scapegoat and unfairly targeted by prosecutors, TMZ.c

Snipes avoid jail time with IRS settlement

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes will avoid any time in jail on tax fraud charges as part of a recent settlement with the Internal Revenue Service.

'Fugitive' Wesley Snipes in Namibia

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Actor Wesley Snipes, indicted earlier this week on U.S. tax evasion charges, is in Namibia making a movie.

Wesley Snipes indicted for tax fraud

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Attorney's office in Tampa, Fla., has issued an arrest warrant for actor Wesley Snipes, indicted for fraud and income tax evasion. Snipes and two co-defendants are accused of conspiring to hide Snipes' earnings of nearly $12 million in 1996 and 1

Talent agency sues Snipes for payment

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Hollywood talent agency is suing actor Wesley Snipes for $1.5 million for his alleged failure to pay the agreed percentage for four film roles it helped him win.

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Actor gets 'caution' for flight disruption

LONDON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- British actor Bruce Payne, who played a hijacker in "Passenger 57," received an official caution from London police for disrupting a flight from Los Angeles.

'New Jack City' stars back for 'Luck'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The 1991 "New Jack City" team of Wesley Snipes and Mario Van Peebles will reunite for the movie "Hard Luck," it was reported Friday.

Jones named to play TV's 'Blade'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Onyx frontman Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones has been tapped by Spike TV to star in its first original drama, "Blade."

German firm to finance new Snipes film

MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Germany's Lighthouse Structured Finance announced Wednesday it will put up the money for an action film "The Shooter," starring Wesley Snipes.

Ice T raps about 'New Jack City 2'

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Rap's "original gangsta" Ice T says if Hollywood decides to do a sequel to the 1991 classic "New Jack City," they'll find his price has gone up.

Tests clear Snipes in paternity case

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- An attorney for "Blade" star Wesley Snipes says DNA tests have proven the actor is not the father of an Indiana woman's child.

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Wesley Snipes nabbed with fake papers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes has been labeled an "undesirable" in South Africa for allegedly trying to pass through an airport with a fake passport.

'Blade' star battles DNA test, foreclosure

ORLANDO, Fla., April 13 (UPI) -- Actor Wesley Snipes is struggling to stop the foreclosure of his Florida property and a DNA test demanded by an Indiana woman.

Analysis: New heyday for Jackie Robinson

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- As Hollywood prepares to make a new movie biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, a new report finds that -- a half century after Robinson broke the color line in the big leagues -- the percentage of black players in Major League Baseball is at a 25
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