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Wesley Snipes Gets Three-Year Sentence | News

Wesley Snipes Gets Three-Year Sentence | News

Published April 25, 2008

Posted April 25, 2008- Despite letters of support from Denzel Washington and Woody Harrelson, among others, Wesley Snipes is headed to prison.

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A judge on Thursday sentenced the actor to three years of federal time for failing to file his taxes for five years.

Washington and Harrelson, who’ve both co-starred with Snipes in films, urged mercy from the court. TV judges Greg Mathis and Joe Brown also expressed support, with Brown calling Snipes “one of those rare individuals possessed of an extremely developed social conscience.”

Snipes will not begin serving his sentence immediately. The court says he’ll be allowed to enter a facility near his New Jersey home.

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