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Wesley Snipes finally heads to jail
for tax evasion conviction

The Wesley Snipes tax evasion saga is over.

The film star, best known for playing the lead in the Blade vampire hunter trilogy, has surrendered to federal authorities to begin serving his three-year term after being convicting in 2008 of failing to file three years worth of tax returns.

On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges rejected a motion by Snipes' attorneys to review (again) the actor's sentence on the three misdemeanor charges and order a new trial.

In deciding it was time for Snipes to start doing his time, Hodges ruled:

The Defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair, and thorough review of his conviction and sentence by the Court of Appeals; and he has had a full, fair, and thorough review of his present claims, during all of which he has remained at liberty. The time has come for the judgment to be enforced.

Maybe while he's in custody, Snipes can work on a screenplay about his tax trial and tribulations.

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Finally!!! Everybody has to pay taxes. It's your duty if you live in this country. :D

Debt Free Daniel

I do think Wesley had a fair trial, it is just unfortunate that he will go to jail but it is the law and anyone who violates it deserves to go to jail. Everyone is paying their taxes thus no one is spared from it.


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