Paging Al Sharpton,...!
There are race-baiting issues for you,....
OCALA, Fla. — Actor Wesley Snipes is a victim of "unscrupulous tax advice" and is being selectively targeted for prosecution on federal tax evasion charges because he is black, his attorneys argue in a motion to dismiss the indictment.
That's what Snipes has said all along about the charges.
In a June 4 motion to dismiss the indictment, Snipes' attorneys argue that prosecutors filed additional tax evasion charges against him and not against two co-defendants because they are "Caucasian, while Mr. Snipes is African-American."
A federal judge is still considering the motion.
The Oct. 17 indictment charges Snipes with fraudulently claiming refunds totaling nearly $12 million in 1996 and 1997 for income taxes already paid. The star of the "Blade" trilogy and other films also was charged with failure to file returns from 1999 through 2004.
The indictment said Snipes conspired with American Rights Litigators' founder Eddie Ray Kahn and tax preparer Douglas P. Rosile Sr. to file false refund claims based on a bogus argument that only income from foreign sources was subject to taxation.
Snipes' motion says he should be counted among 2,000 people who relied on Kahn and Rosile for tax advice, not as one of their co-defendants.
Charlie on the Turnpike has this under-the-radar story to offer as well:
Imus fans, unite.
Al Roker, NBC personality, was a harsh critic of Don Imus in April, as is his right.
Apparently, Mr. Roker is a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ kind of guy.
As this link will show, he made a tasteless comment about epileptics, and has since apologized.
Perhaps Mr. Roker should be subject to the same criticism as Mr. Imus:
Sound familiar Al?
Let’s let NBC know where we stand on Mr. Roker’s attempt at humor. If he stays on-air, so should Mr. Imus.
And finally, this gem (nothing linked to Al Sharpton, but funny as hell anyway):