Monday, July 19, 2010

Wesley Snipes Loses Appeal in Tax Case

Last Friday it was reported that Actor Wesley Snipes would indeed have to serve jail time for tax evasion, after he lost his appeal. For those of you who might have forgotten, Snipes was sentenced to serve three years in prison for failing to file tax returns for 1999 through 2001.

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the 47-year-old actor's 2008 conviction in an Ocala, Florida, court for three misdemeanors stemming from felony tax charges.

At his sentencing in April 2008, prosecutors said Snipes, a Florida native who has a residence in Windermere, had earned more than $38 million since 1999, but had filed no tax returns or paid any taxes.

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