Williams' Dad Hires Snipes' Lawyers For Tax Case

Actress MICHELLE WILLIAMS' father has hired the same attorneys who successfully cleared WESLEY SNIPES of tax fraud to defend his own honour against American tax evasion charges. Stock market trader Larry Williams is currently living in Australia after a self-imposed exile to avoid facing charges in his native U.S. of willfully attempting to evade $1.5 million (GBP750,000) in taxes from 1990 to 2001. He is currently free on $857,000 (GBP428,500) bail after his arrest in Sydney in May 2006, on the request of U.S. authorities. Australian magistrates are presently considering a request to extradite Williams to the U.S., although a hearing date has yet to be set. And now 64-year-old Williams is hoping lawyers Robert Bernhoft and Robert Barnes can emulate their success in Snipes' case for him. Bernhoft tells the New York Post's PageSix, "He's eager to restore his good name and reputation." Snipes was acquitted of tax fraud and filing a false claim, as well as three misdemeanour counts of willful failure to file a tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last month (Feb08). However, he faces three years in jail after being convicted of failing to file his taxes for five years.


Contactmusic

Tags: Michelle Williams - Wesley Snipes


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

First Pictures Of Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp

Have you ever wondered what happened to Cinderella, Rapunzel and...

First Pictures Of Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp

Win Tickets For V Festival 2014 in Chelmsford!

V Festival is getting ever nearer and tickets are quickly selling out, but you can skip that pricey entrance fee by entering our new competition...

Win Tickets For V Festival 2014 in Chelmsford!

Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses

Jenny Lewis isn't the only former actress to find musical success.

Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses

Critics Say 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Great, But Does Anyone Disagree?

The new Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy has been praised to the...

Critics Say 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Great, But Does Anyone Disagree?

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the San Diego Comic-Con last...

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?
Advertisement

Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?

A teaser trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s new film, The Hunger Games...

Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?

NBC News Host Brian Williams Pulls Ultimate Embarrassing Dad Trick Announcing Allison Williams' "Peter Pan" Casting

NBC’s production of Peter Pan has found its lead in Girls star Allison Williams...

NBC News Host Brian Williams Pulls Ultimate Embarrassing Dad Trick Announcing Allison Williams'

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3D

When a pirate gets his hands on a long lost magic book in which anything he writes comes true, he...

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3d Trailer


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Michelle Williams Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Michelle Williams

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All