Wesley Snipes Ordered to Surrender for 3-Year Prison Term for Tax Evasion


A federal judge orders actor Wesley Snipes to surrender for a 3-year prison term for tax evasion.

U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges in Ocala, Fla., rejected a request from the actor’s attorneys to review Snipes’ sentence and grant a new trial. Snipes has been free on bond for more than two years while appealing. The judge ordered actor Wesley Snipes to surrender to authorities Friday and begin serving a three-year prison sentence for tax-related crimes.

The 48-year-old star of the “Blade” trilogy and Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever” was convicted in 2008 on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file his income tax returns.

Snipes plans to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court next.