Wesley Snipes' defense rests in tax case

January 28, 2008 9:57:38 AM PST
The defense in the tax fraud trial of Wesley Snipes unexpectedly rested Monday.

Snipes and two co-defendants are charged in an eight-count indictment that could put the actor in prison for up to 16 years. He allegedly stopped filing federal tax returns, then started demanding back some $11 million in taxes previously paid.

Snipes' attorneys say he was the victim of unscrupulous tax advisers.

Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday.

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