Officials have confirmed that Wesley Snipes, who has an arrest warrant pending in the United States for tax evasion, is currently filming a movie in Namibia (yes, of Angelina and Brad fame). He is reportedly filming a movie in the Namib desert, though the film company would not comment.

There is no extradition treaty between the U.S. and Namibia, which means that Namibian officials have no duty to have Snipes removed and returned to the U.S. to face charges. The lack of a treaty became international news when in August, Jacob Alexander was arrested in Namibia by Interpol and Namibian police after it was discovered that he was living there. Alexander was, at the time, wanted in the U.S. for a host of charges ranging from securities fraud to money laundering to mail fraud related to backdating stock options as the CEO of Comverse Technology, Inc.

Refunds that Snipes reportedly received illegally as a result of fraudulent individual tax filings with the IRS total over 12 million US dollars, or approximately 91.2 million Namibian dollars.

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Kelly Phillips Erb is a tax attorney, tax writer, and podcaster.

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