Despite being known as both Nino Brown and Blade, Wesley Snipes‘ famous face and acting résumé didn’t prevent a judge from ordering the actor to surrender to authorities and begin serving a three-year jail sentence for tax evasion.
In April 2008, Snipes was found guilty of deliberately failing to file tax returns for 1999, 2000 and 2001. This week, Florida Judge William Terrell Hodges denied a request from Snipes’ lawyers to reconsider his sentence and grant a new trial.
Even with legal issues hanging over his head, Wesley Snipes managed to find work in the entertainment industry. According to IMDB.com, Snipes was cast in a film opposite Chuck Norris (“Master Daddy”) and was recently announced as a cast member of the film “Chronicles of the Mayan Tunnel,” which is slated for 2012.
Since 1999, prosecutors said that Snipes earned a cool $38 million.
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