Why does this whole fact pattern seem like one of Wesley's movies? Action-star fights a superpower government funded by an alleged, illegal tax scheme.
Also anytime Wesley appears in Court, I will always remember his famous "Mizzzzzz Hawkins" speech in "New Jack City" as Nino Brown (See below).
Actor Wesley Snipes has been granted oral argument in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Snipes was convicted of misdemeanor tax counts and found not guilty of other conspiracy and tax fraud counts following a jury trial (see here).
Source: White Collar Crime Prof Blog (except the New Jack City video)