Friday, Wesley Snipes was ordered to jail for a three year sentence for tax evasion; Snipes was ordered to three years in jail in July but has been out on bail while his case has been on appeal.
Snipes, 48, was convicted of not paying more than $15 million in income tax returns over ten years, while he sent money to overseas accounts, even though prosecutors acknowledged that they did not have an exact amount of what was sent overseas.
In July, a federal appeals court upheld the lower court decision that actor Wesley Snipes’ three-year prison sentence for tax evasion. The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld Snipes’ 2008 sentence for three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns for several years.
A jury convicted Snipes of three misdemeanors on February 1, and he was acquitted of the felony charges of tax fraud and conspiracy. But Snipes attorney’s said that the judge gave a strong sentence for the misdemeanor charge and disregarded the jury’s verdict.
Wesley Snipes federal appeal fails and court upholds 3-year prison sentence
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Sources: The Associated Press and CNN
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