Supreme Court Turns Down Snipes' Appeal
Wesley Snipes continues to serve 3-year sentence for tax evasion
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 6, 2011 12:46 PM CDT
FILE - In a Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 file photo, actor Wesley Snipes poses during the photo call for the film "Brooklyn's Finest" at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Snipes reports to the Federal...   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

(Newser) – The Supreme Court refused to hear actor Wesley Snipes' latest appeal to get his conviction and prison sentence on tax charges overturned. Snipes was convicted in 2008 on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file income tax returns, and started a three-year term in a federal minimum security prison in December.

Snipes wanted his trial held in New York City, where he says he lived, but the government brought charges against him in Florida, where Snipes held a driver's license. The lower courts refused to let him have an evidentiary hearing on this issue. (Click to learn more about Snipes' other attempts to avoid hard time, or his day-to-day in prison.)

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