Wesley Snipes was indicted last week for attempting to cheat the U.S. government out of nearly $12 million in false refund claims and not filing any returns — at all — for six years. The Smoking Gun has Snipes’ 1997 filing, in which the Blade star reports a net adjusted gross income of zilch.
Where is Snipes now? He’s in Namibia, filming a movie titled Gallowwalker. Snipes has been there since August, at which point Namibia did not have an extradition treaty with the U.S. They passed such a treaty — unilaterally — in September, amidst the Kobi Alexander drama, so one can assume Snipes will eventually be dragged back to the U.S. to face charges. He faces a maximum of sixteen years in prison, where I’m sure all the To Wong Foo-related praise will be, somehow, less flattering.