Wesley Snipes May Be Headed to Prison

Wesley Snipes tax evasion
Wesley Snipes tax evasion

It appears that Wesley Snipes has finally run out of options. A federal judge turned down Snipes' latest appeal on Friday and ordered the actor to report to prison to serve a three year sentence for failure to file tax returns.

The star of such films as Blade and White Men Can't Jump was convicted in 2008 for failure to file federal income tax returns for the years 1999 to 2004, but was acquitted of the more serious charges of tax fraud and conspiracy. Snipes claimed at trial, among other things, to be a tax denier. Snipes argued that he believed he was not required to pay income taxes after attending a paid seminar at the home of Eddie Kahn, who had previously served jail time in the 1980s for tax evasion and advised him that it was legal to not pay your taxes. Despite his arguments, a jury found him guilty of tax evasion. Immediately following his trial, Snipes vowed to appeal his sentence.

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