Snipes Ordered to Federal Prison
In November, the U.S. Marshal’s Office ordered Wesley Snipes to surrender voluntarily at a Pennsylvania federal prison by noon on Dec. 9 to start his three-year sentence for not paying taxes. In 2008, Snipes was convicted of willful failure to file income tax returns in 1999, 2000 and 2001. He was acquitted of other charges which included felony tax fraud and conspiracy. Lawyers for Snipes asked for a new trial last month but were denied by a judge.