Wesley Snipes was acquitted of felony tax fraud and conspiracy charges last week, but found guilty of three misdemeanors for failing to file tax returns. Before his arrest and trial, the actor had asserted that the federal income tax was illegal and that he would not pay. But his lawyers persuaded a Florida jury that Snipes was merely the victim of bad advice from hard-core tax protestors. The actor faces up to three years in prison and is liable for millions of dollars in back taxes.
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