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Wesley Snipes reports to federal prison in Pennsylvania

Wesley Snipes prison Wesley Snipes is in federal prison in Pennsylvania, having surrendered shortly before noon Thursday to begin serving a three-year sentence for failing to file tax returns in 1999, 2000 and 2001.

"He surrendered a short time ago and is now inside the facility," a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman said. "He'll go through an orientation process and will begin serving his sentence." The actor is at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in Lewis Run, Pa.

Snipes, who earned $40 million in the three years he didn't file a return, was convicted in 2008 in Ocala, Fla., while being found not guilty on felony charges of tax fraud and conspiracy. Snipes said he's made good on taxes owed, and blames bad advisors for his failure to file.

The "Blade" actor filed a number of appeals, including a last-ditch emergency petition Wednesday asking that he be allowed to remain free on bail while a retrial was reconsidered in light of information about a juror that was broadcast during on Snipes' "Larry King Live" interview Tuesday.

The judge, Forbes reports, said a quick no to that last one.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Reuters contributed to this report.

Photo: Wesley Snipes leaves a federal courthouse in Ocala, Fla., on April 24, 2008. Credit: Scott Audette / Reuters

 
Comments () | Archives (10)

and to think that Dick Cheney and GW Bush are still roaming the streets.

I wonder whose little girl will get brutally raped & buried alive due to a rehabilitated homeless level 3 child sex offender being released?

Maybe yours!

You brought this on yourself Wesley. Exempt, No!!!!!!!!!!!!

As Al Capone found out -- you can get away with stealing and murdering and racketeering, but you don't mess with the IRS.

That is one hard lesson to learn!

Jailed for a debt??: thats against the constitution

Wesley, GOD is the forgiver for all things.......... Trust & Believe in him, and this too shall pass. I have always loved me some Wesley Snipes & I always will, you keep on praying & I will keep on praying for you, and this will be all over before you know it, and you will back home with your family again.

Love your biggest fan
Sanydee Myers

Mr. Snipes,
May the Lord protect and keep you safe and take you to whole new level in HIM. I understand the judge and most of all I can relate to you and not serving any time incarcerated. I don't normally respond to website entries, I feel led to write to you. I have ministered to women inmates over the last four years and God changed many of their lives and they developed a Spiritual relationship with "The Almighty God." I did not want to visit inmates, but since my arms are too short to box with God...he won (smile).
My prayer for you is that God's peace keeps you. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and love and of sound mind. Seek the Lord, and He will answer you favorably. We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God, but He is faithful and if we confess and ask Him to forgive us,He promises to save us.
I am a faithful believer in Christ and yes I am a "Blade" fan. Even though its about blood thirsty vampires...Blade reminds me of the Cross and how Jesus came into the world as a baby to save us; died as a Man to redeem us, his blood covered the sins all that will be born and are born. So, hold your head up. Mr. Snipes we all need Him, at our weakest moment that's when He can be at His strongest for us. This letter is not to beat you up, but words of encouragement. God bless you!
God be with you,
Minister Lelia M. Cleveland

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all yall haters talking all that bull about Wesley Snipes need to get off the gas especially yall on dat rape sht


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