Wesley Snipes is safe in Namibia filming a new movie titled “Swakopmund.”
The famed actor is wanted by the U.S. on an indictment that alleges he failed to file federal income tax returns from 1999 through 2004 and conspired with two accomplices to file two amended returns in 1996 and 1997 while fraudulently claiming tax refunds of almost $12 million. Snipes, who is 44, could face 16 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
But on the bright side, Namibia has no extradition treaty with the United States, which means the actor can remain safely in the country shooting his new film.
I wonder how this saga is going to unfold because I am absolutely sure that the U.S. is conspiring to figure out how to get Snipes back here to answer the charges.
If I were Wesley, I guess at this point, I’d be making Namibia my new home.
Interesting Facts About Namibia
Namibia, previously known as South West Africa, is bordered by South Africa in the south, Angola and Zambia in the north and Botswana and Zimbabwe in the east. The oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert stretches along the whole west coast of the country, while the Kalahari Desert runs along its southeastern border with Botswana.
The Republic of Namibia is a vast, sparsely populated country situated along the south Atlantic coast of Africa between 17 and 29 degrees south of the Equator. With its surface area of 824 268 square kilometres, Namibia is the 31st largest country in the world. It stretches for about 1 300 km from south to north and varies from 480 to 930 km in width from west to east.