Wesley Snipes faces jail after appeal is rejected

Monday November 22, 2010

Blade actor Wesley Snipes is due to start serving a three-year jail sentence after his appeal for a new trial was rejected.

The American actor was convicted in 2008 for three misdemeanour tax charges after a failure to file tax returns from 1999 to 2001 meant he didn’t declare over $38 million of his earnings.

Despite appealing, the 48-year-old's bail was revoked on Saturday and he has been ordered to report to prison, though it is still unclear where and when he will serve his sentence.

US district judge Terrell Hodges said: "The defendant Snipes had a fair trial. The time has come for the judgement to be enforced."

Photo: © Rex

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