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Snipes may take case to Supreme Court

Snipes may take case to Supreme Court

OCALA, Fla., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Wesley Snipes have asked a federal judge to extend his bail while they consider petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court about his prison sentence.
Report: Snipes in federal custody

Report: Snipes in federal custody

MIAMI, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes has been taken into custody by federal authorities and is set to begin his three-year prison sentence for tax evasion, TMZ said.
Snipes's lawyers ask for new trial

Snipes's lawyers ask for new trial

OCALA, Fla., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Wesley Snipes's attorneys appeared at a federal courthouse in Florida Monday to request that the film star be given a new trial in his tax case.

Snipes' tax adviser gets more prison time

MOUNT DORA, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The Florida tax adviser for actor Wesley Snipes and other clients got 20 years added to his prison term for advising how to beat revenuers, a judge ruled.
Wesley Snipes avoiding jail time

Wesley Snipes avoiding jail time

OCALA, Fla., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Film star Wesley Snipes does not have to report to prison next week as directed by the U.S. Marshal's office, a federal judge in Florida said.
Court rejects Snipes's appeal of jail term

Court rejects Snipes's appeal of jail term

MIAMI, July 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. appellate court has upheld actor Wesley Snipes's three-year prison sentence for misdemeanor tax evasion.
Prosecutors defend Snipes jail sentence

Prosecutors defend Snipes jail sentence

TAVARES, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors say the three-year jail sentence given to U.S. film star Wesley Snipes was fair given his disregard for tax laws.
More charges for Snipes' tax adviser

More charges for Snipes' tax adviser

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Eddie Ray Kahn, the Sorrento, Fla., man who served as actor Wesley Snipes' tax adviser, reportedly has been named in a 12-count federal indictment.
Snipes allowed to leave country to film

Snipes allowed to leave country to film

OCALA, Fla., July 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. District judge in Florida has granted actor Wesley Snipes's request to leave the country to work on two movies.
Snipes granted bail as he awaits appeal

Snipes granted bail as he awaits appeal

OCALA, Fla., May 22 (UPI) -- Actor Wesley Snipes will stay out of jail until a higher court reviews his Florida conviction and sentence on tax charges, a federal judge has ruled.
Snipes ordered to report for prison June 3

Snipes ordered to report for prison June 3

OCALA, Fla., May 21 (UPI) -- A Florida judge has ordered Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes to surrender by June 3 to start serving his three-year federal prison sentence on tax charges.
Snipes gets maximum sentence in tax case

Snipes gets maximum sentence in tax case

OCALA, Fla., April 24 (UPI) -- Despite pleas from a cavalcade of Hollywood stars, Wesley Snipes received the maximum penalty for tax fraud in a Florida court Thursday, officials said.
Snipes acquitted of some tax fraud charges

Snipes acquitted of some tax fraud charges

OCALA, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Florida jury Friday acquitted U.S. movie star Wesley Snipes of felony tax fraud and conspiracy charges.

Defense rests in Snipes tax trial

OCALA , Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Wesley Snipes' defense attorneys rested Monday morning in the Hollywood actor's federal tax-evasion trial in Florida.

Snipes tax evasion trial underway

OCALA , Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Wesley Snipes' legal team said the U.S. actor intended to pay $11 million in back taxes, but was waiting for information from the Internal Revenue Service.
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(L-R) Wesley Snipes, Richard Gere, Shannon Kane, Antoine Fuqua, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke arrive at the "Brooklyn's Finest" Premiere at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theater in New York on March 2, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, who has starred in numerous action films, thrillers, and dramatic feature films. Snipes is known for playing the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film series. Snipes formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991 and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. Snipes has been training in martial arts since age 12, earning a high ranking 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido. He has also trained as a student of Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira and in a number of other disciplines including various styles of kung fu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As of 2011 Snipes is serving a prison sentence for misdemeanor failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns.

Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Marian, a teacher's assistant, and Wesley R. Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up in the Bronx, New York City. He attended P.S. 132, an elementary school in the Bronx. Snipes graduated from I.S. 131, a middle school in the Bronx, and also attended the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing, but moved back to Florida before he could graduate. After graduating from Jones High School in Orlando, Snipes returned to New York and attended the State University of New York at Purchase, before being asked to leave his junior year. Snipes also attended Southwest College in Los Angeles.

At age 23, Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition. He made his film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn vehicle Wildcats. Later that year he appeared on the TV show Miami Vice as a drug-dealing pimp in the episode "Streetwise" (first aired December 5, 1986). In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the Martin Scorsese-directed music video "Bad" and the feature film Streets of Gold. That same year, Snipes was also considered for the role of Geordi La Forge in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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