Wesley Snipes Must Expect A Miracle! No Witnesses For The Defense? Wesley and Friends Are Headed For Prison Says Chuck Gallagher White Collar Crime Speaker


This is the most amazing trial I’ve seen in a long time. Simply Amazing!

Snipes and co-defendants Rosile and Eddie Ray Kahn are charged each with one count of conspiracy to defraud and one count of aiding and abetting the making of a false and fraudulent claim as part of an alleged tax fraud scheme. Snipes also is charged with six counts of willfully failing to file federal income tax returns.

So, let’s get this straight. The prosecution presented testimony all last week, expecting the Snipes defense to put on their defense this week. But, to the surprise of many, the defense rested without calling any witnesses. No witnesses!

Attorney Robert Bernhoft, lead counsel for Snipes who said he was also speaking for Snipes’ co-defendant Douglas Rosile, told U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges the defense would call no witnesses. He then sought a directed verdict of not guilty, contending the government had failed to prove its case, which Hodges denied.

I’m beginning to feel that all associated with Snipes (including Snipes himself) are idiots. That may seem harsh and hopefully there are some out there who will comment and share what would motivate such a tactic, but as I see it – it is suicide. The verdict from the jury will be GUILTY. Mark my word.

The Snipes team gave reports the following comment related to the decision not to prosecute:

“Today, the defense in the Wesley Snipes tax trial rested. We chose not to call witnesses, because there was no need to. The government prosecutors have put on a case that simply does not come close to meeting the standard of its burden of proof to the two conspiracy counts against Wesley and the six misdemeanor counts of failing to wilfully file a tax return. We want to thank the many witnesses willing to testify on Wesley’s behalf, but it was obvious after we went over the evidence the government presented that we could move on to closing arguments immediately and get a just acquittal for Wesley on all counts listed in the indictment.”

Now, one is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The Snipes team must feel that they are better off hoping that the jury will find Snipes innocent assuming the government didn’t prove their case.

Reality Check: With everything the prosecution used to show that Snipes failed to comply with the law and the attitude that Snipes has demonstrated throughout – it would be almost impossible to find Snipes innocent. If he is innocent…they a lot of people convicted of similar issues will go free and I don’t see that happening.

I feel for Snipes as I believe that he has been almost brainwashed by Kahn. I think Kahn convinced Snipes to drink the “koolaid” and Snipes gulped. And, I’m afraid that his big gulp will land him in federal prison where he won’t be the tough guy his acting persona portrays.

Comments are welcome!


3 Responses to Wesley Snipes Must Expect A Miracle! No Witnesses For The Defense? Wesley and Friends Are Headed For Prison Says Chuck Gallagher White Collar Crime Speaker

  1. tim says:

    if u ever studied tax law u shud know it dont apply to u r me unless u r incorperated etc

  2. Bert says:

    I totally disagree with our system of Tax Evasion prosecution… fine, if Wesley Snipes owes the IRS taxes, let them settle it in Civil Court like most other civilized countries do, where the burden of proof is on the defendant, not the Government. Don’t send someone to prison over personal finances, destroying his ability to repay the very taxes in dispute. If he is found guilty in civil court, he will surely pay dearly with the IRS in penalties and interest, instead of removing a decent person from society; it is simply counter-productive and I can’t believe our Government has brain-washed so many people with tax charges that they are able to get criminal convictions not just for a high-profile, large $11M case but cases as low as $150,000 over 4 years…

    WAKE UP America, don’t convict for criminal charges, a tax evasion case, instead, force it to civil where everyone in normal society, excluding prosecution and Government disillusioned types, benefit from the result.

    The only argument the Government can use in these criminal tax evasion cases is one of deterrence… IT DOES NOT WORK and is extremely flawed. Maybe with this philosophy, in order to prevent people from speeding, which easily kills more people in this great country than tax evasion, we should create deterrence by spot checking the violators and punishing them with the death penalty…hmmm…great idea.

    Maybe the people of America will wake up, the people who are on juries in these types of cases, and stop allowing the Government to control them and send a message that some of their policies are ridiculous and realize the next person under the Federal IRS microscope may be them…

  3. Bob Davis says:

    don’t quit your day job and become an attorney because it looks like you really don’t know much about law.

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