Paul Caron has the latest on Wesley Snipes’ Eleventh Circuit appeal:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit today filed this 7-page opinion denying Wesley Snipe’s motions for a new trial and to interview jurors who convicted him on Feb. 1, 2008 of three counts of willfully failing to file tax returns. United States v. Snipes, No. 5:06-cr-00022 (11th Cir. Sept. 6, 2011). Mr. Snipes began serving his three year sentence on December 9, 2010.
Lawyers love mega-rich clients like Snipes because they have enough money to pay them to file expensive motions and appeals that have little or no chance of success.