The defense in the Wesley Snipes tax evasion trial has rested without calling any witnesses.

The prosecution rested the case on Friday. "We chose not to call witnesses, because there was no need to," said Snipes' lawyers in a statement. "The government prosecutors have put on a case that simply does not come close to meeting the standard of its burden of proof to the two conspiracy counts against Wesley and the six misdemeanor counts of failing to willfully file a tax return."

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