Wesley Snipes' recent legal drama -- We look at the actor's five latest court battles, from paternity suits to tax fraud


Recent years haven’t been kind to Snipes, who’s seen his share of legal drama. A look at his run of outrageous misfortune.

May 2000
Snipes’ security company tries to buy land near religious cult in Georgia.

January 2002
The actor is slapped with paternity suit, which is later thrown out.

April 2005
Snipes files suit against New Line over alleged slights on Blade: Trinity.

June 2005
Stopped in Johannesburg with allegedly fake South African passport.

October 2006
Charged with eight counts of tax fraud. Trial starts next month.