We all know that, just like Al Capone, Wesley Snipes is secretly more of a badass than he lets on, and the similarity is even more uncanny now that, according to an Associated Press story, Snipes has been indicted for cheating on his taxes. Only, you know how they kind of had to work to catch Capone at it? Well, Wesley was allegedly just begging to be found out:
Federal prosecutors said that Snipes fraudulently claimed refunds totaling nearly $12 million in 1996 and 1997 on income taxes already paid. The indictment also charged him with failure to file returns between 1999 and 2004.
Snipes faces a maximum of 16 years in prison.
Snipes, who had a home in Windermere, Fla., has not been arrested because authorities don't know where he is, the IRS said.
Not to mention a 1997 tax return that listed Snipes' gross income as $0. Who knows? That year saw two of Wesley's biggest clunkers, Murder At 1600 and One Night Stand, and came long after the relative successes White Men Can't Jump and Passenger 57. When Dennis Miller is playing your action buddy, you're probably in some legit financial trouble.