Monday, November 22, 2010

Wesley Snipes Ordered To Surrender For 3-Year Prison Sentence

It looks like Wesley Snipes has reached the end of the road in his tax evasion case. The Judge just rejected his last appeal request and has ordered him to start serving his three year prison sentence. Reports are rolling in that Snipes surrendered to authorities on Friday and is in lockup as I write.

    "The defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his conviction and sentence. ... The time has come for the judgment to be enforced," the judge wrote in his 16-page decision.

    The 48-year-old star of the "Blade" trilogy and Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever" was convicted in 2008 on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file his income tax returns. He was acquitted of two more serious felony charges.

    The Federal Bureau of Prisons would not say where Snipes was to surrender until he was in custody, though inmates generally are placed within 500 miles of their residence, said spokesman Edmond Ross.

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