Eddie Ray Kahn is found guilty of willful failure to file tax returns and is sentenced to three years in federal prison.
December 19: Douglas P. Rosile Sr.â€™s Florida CPA license is revoked.
July 27: Snipesâ€™ defense attorney Robert Bernhoft is permanently enjoined by the court from selling an abusive tax scheme called the â€œDe-Taxing America Program.â€
December 28: Douglas P. Rosile Sr. declares bankruptcy (Chapter 9.)
January 8: Snipes pays Eddie Ray Kahn a $2,000 consulting fee.
April 19: Snipes files an amended return for the 1996 tax year requesting a $4 million refund.
May 10: The Florida Bar subpoenas Eddie Ray Kahn to answer questions about whether he is practicing law without a license, a criminal misdemeanor in the state of Florida.
June: Kahn conducts a private seminar in Snipesâ€™ home.
November 30: Snipes send a fictitious $1 million â€œbill of exchangeâ€ to the IRS.
January 19: Snipes send a fictitious $12 million â€œbill of exchangeâ€ to the IRS.
April 11: Snipes amends his 1997 federal tax return, adjusting his adjusted gross income from $19,238,192 to $0, and requesting a full refund of $7,360,755. Douglas P. Rosile Sr. signs the form as his tax preparer.
April 15: Snipes doesnâ€™t file or pay taxes for the year 2000.
March 14: The US Government sues Douglas P. Rosile Sr. to stop him from promoting the â€œ861 scheme.â€
April 15: Snipes doesnâ€™t file or pay taxes for the year 2001.
May 24: A Special Agent from the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS reads Snips his rights and informs him that he is under investigation.
June 10: The US District Court grants the government a preliminary injunction shutting down Douglas P. Rosile Sr.â€™s 861 scheme.
August 8: The US government sues Eddie Ray Kahn for $56,622 in back taxes for tax years 1986, 1987, and 1988. Kahn loses the suit.
September 6: Eddie Ray Kahn files for bankruptcy (Chapter 13).
September 10: Snipes send a fictitious $1 million â€œbill of exchangeâ€ to the IRS.
April 15: Snipes doesnâ€™t file or pay taxes for the year 2002.
December 8: The US Government sues Eddie Ray Kahn to enjoin him from selling an abusive tax scheme.
November 3: Snipes sends a letter to the IRS challenging their authority to conduct an investigation.
January 5: Eddie Ray Kahn declares bankruptcy (Chapter 13.)
January 17: Snipes sends another letter to the IRS challenging their authority to conduct an investigation.
February 16: Eddie Ray Kahnâ€™s offices are raided by the IRS. That night, he and his wife Kookie Kahn flee to Panama.
April 15: Snipes doesnâ€™t file or pay taxes for the year 2003.
June 20: Douglas P. Rosile Sr. declares bankruptcy (Chapter 13.)
July 1: Eddie Ray Kahn is found in contempt of court for violating the court injunction order.
August 12: Eddie Ray Kahn is permanently enjoined from selling the 861 Scheme.
August 20: Bench warrant issued for Eddie Ray Kahn.
April 15: Snipes doesnâ€™t file or pay taxes for the year 2004.
April 5: Wesley Snipes, Douglas P. Rosile Sr., and Eddie Ray Kahn are indicted.
June 23: Douglas P. Rosile Sr. is permanently enjoined from selling his â€œ861 schemeâ€ by the US District Court.
June 29: Douglas P. Rosile Sr. declares bankruptcy (Chapter 7.) His bankruptcy forms show $432,000 in back federal taxes, $18,000 in erroneous tax refunds, and almost $55,000 in credit card and miscellaneous debt.
October 12: Superseding indictment in the case against Wesley Snipes, Douglas P. Rosile Sr., and Eddie Ray Kahn.
October 31: Eddie Ray Kahn is arrested in Panama and flown back to the United States where he is held pending trial.
January 14: The criminal trial is scheduled to begin.