Wesley Snipes Hoping For New Trial After Tax Advisor’s Arrest
Blade trilogy and martial arts star, Wesley Snipes, is hoping that his former financial advisor’s arrest might pave the way for his freedom. For months, Snipes and his attorneys have been filing appeal after appeal trying to have his conviction overturned, but for perhaps the first time, they may have a real lead.
Kenneth Starr, former financial advisor to Snipes and other celebrities, was a key witness in the 2008 trial against Snipes stating that he told the star to file tax returns and to ignore the tax advice he received from an anti-tax outfit. In May, Starr was charged with securities fraud worth $59 million. This recent revelation causes speculation concerning whether or not prosecutors knew he was under investigation for his own tax violations, damaging his credibility as a witness in Wesley’s case, which resulted in 3 years in prison.
Snipes, who is free on bail while appeals are being made, has made no recent comments regarding the news.