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Snipes get maximum jail time

Wesley Snipes latest role will be as a federal prisoner.

According to news reports from the Florida courtroom, the actor was sentenced to the maximum three-year prison term for his conviction earlier this year on three misdemeanor counts of tax evasion.

Snipes' attorneys had argued for no jail time and offered dozens of letters from family members, friends and even fellow actors Denzel Washington and Woody Harrelson attesting to Snipes' good character.

The judge obviously was not swayed.

No word yet on any fine tagged onto the jail time. Updates will follow as that information becomes available.


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