Wesley Snipes Tax Evasion Case
Wesley Snipes faced 16 years in federal prison, fines of more than $40 million and the end of his career. Most pundits and tax attorneys called it the “unwinnable case in the impossible place.” It was — until Robert Barnes devised a “unique” and “ingenious” legal strategy. The result? Wesley Snipes was acquitted on all felony charges, all fraud charges and all conspiracy charges.
WESLEY SNIPES IS AN INNOCENT MAN.
Wesley Snipes is an innocent man. A jury of 12 men and women said so.
- They said so unanimously when the government charged Wesley Snipes with criminal tax conspiracy, acquitting him of all conspiracy charges.
- They said so unanimously when the government charged Wesley Snipes with criminal fraud, acquitting him of all fraud charges.
- Nine of the 12 agreed Wesley Snipes was innocent of any misdemeanor failure to file charge.
- Three jurors, who later admitted lying to get on the jury, led to three misdemeanor convictions.
IRS sued for improperly seizing the medical records of 10 million Americans
Carol May, Report - The Daily Caller
Amid a firestorm about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting conservative groups and wide concern that the tax service will be administering Obamacare, the IRS is also the subject of a class action lawsuit alleging that 15 of its agents improperly seized 10 million Americans’ medical records.
Attorney Robert Barnes filed the lawsuit in mid-March on behalf of a John Doe Company and individuals whose records were seized in California Superior Court, according to a report from the Courthouse News Service.