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Wesley Snipes ordered to Pa. prison

Dec. 1, 2010 at 5:23 PM   |   Comments

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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marshals Service has informed actor Wesley Snipes he has a week to surrender to a Pennsylvania prison to begin his sentence for tax crimes, TMZ said.

The film star's 2008 conviction and three-year prison sentence for failure to file tax returns and pay federal income taxes were upheld by an appellate court in July. However, he has remained free on bond and his legal team requested a new trial.

A federal judge in Florida recently denied that petition and Snipes was ordered Wednesday to check in to begin his sentence Dec. 9.

"Failure to report at the designated place and time may result in additional criminal charges," TMZ quoted the U.S. Marshals Service as saying in a statement Wednesday.

Snipes, 48, starred in the "Blade" trilogy, "White Men Can't Jump," "U.S. Marshals" and "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar."

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