Wesley Snipe's Tax-Shirking Trial Begins

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Wesley Snipes made millions playing a half-man, half-vampire in the "Blade" trilogy, but believed he didn't have to pay any federal income taxes, according to prosecutors.

The 45-year-old action star, who faces a trial Monday on tax fraud and conspiracy charges, claims he was a victim of unscrupulous advice and didn't know he was doing anything illegal.

"He was completely innocent and he acted in good faith -- not with any bad purpose or criminal intent to deceive or defraud the (Internal Revenue Service) at all," defense attorney Robert Barnes said.