What started as quick blogs detailing Wesley Snipes criminal tax evasion trial in 1999 became something greater when our site’s founder, Jim Hudson starting learning more about tax fraud, criminal court, and other areas of the law.
These days we’re a team of researchers, legal activists, and writers who work with Jim to provide legal information and resources to the public—for free. Hiring an attorney can cost an arm and a leg, but before you do, you should learn as much about the type of legal situation you’re involved in as possible.
The IRS vs. Snipes
Back in 1998, American Actor Wesley Snipes was working with financial advisor Kenneth Starr, as someone of his considerable wealth should do. However, unbeknownst to Snipes, Starr had been ripping off his other clients for decades.
Snipes then sought an independent review of his finances which brought up concerns regarding his tax status. Like any responsible individual, Snipes went to the IRS with his questions. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse when the IRS then turned around and accused him of tax evasion after he’s paid millions of dollars in taxes throughout his career.
To make a long story short, Snipes retained legal representation just weeks before the start of his trial and still managed to pull off a win.
The odds were against him with an all-white jury in a town known for its issues with race, but his team of attorneys were able to establish that not only had Snipes not committed tax fraud, but also that the IRS had employees shredding important documents that clearly demonstrated Snipes’ innocence.
Legal Resources and Information at Your Fingertips
The Snipes trial is certainly interesting, but you may be wondering if Wesley Snipes’ old tax evasion trial has anything to do with our site today. The short answer, no. But, since the close of the trial, we’ve expanded.
We no longer focus on blogging about the Snipes trial in detail, rather we provide information to the public about different areas of law including bankruptcy, civil lawsuits, criminal defense, family law disputes, tax law, workers compensation benefits, and securities violations.
Our hope is to provide people like you with the information you need to move forward in the right direction. Check out the rest of the site for more details involving your specific legal issues and for help finding a trusted attorney who can represent you in court.