Wesley Snipes and Other Celebrity Tax Evaders
Wesley Snipes in 'Brooklyn's Finest' (Photo: Overture Films)
The 50-year-old actor moved out of his jail cell this week and is finishing out his three-year prison sentence for tax evasion at home.
Here are other big names who have evaded their taxes over the years:
Willie Nelson doesn't just get in trouble with the law for marijuana-related offenses, the feds seized most of his assets in 1990, forcing the singer-writer to cough up more than $16 million in back taxes and fines. Nelson's name, however, was later cleared when it was discovered that Price Waterhouse invested his money instead of using it to pay his taxes.
Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill, who rose to fame as part of the Fugees, pleaded guilty last year when the IRS went after her for more than $1.5 million she owed.
The hardest working man in Hollywood, Nicolas Cage, failed to give the government approximately $6 million and later had to pay quite dearly in back taxes and fines.