The tax man is sending action star Wesley Snipes to jail for 3 years!
Snipes has been fighting the IRS for the last decade claiming that he didn't owe the millions they said he did.
But then on Thursday, hours before Snipes was to be sentenced by the government, he cut the Feds three checks for the $5 mill, delivered in court.
Fed prosecutors were reportedly so surprised that they first declined the cash.
But by the end of the day, the government took the money AND sentenced Snipes a maximum three-year sentence.
Wow. He got tha MAXIMUM sentence - they are clearly trying to send a message.
U.S. Attorney Robert O'Neill told reporters assembled outside the courthouse, "The sentencing court sends the right message to the American taxpayer — you've got to pay your taxes. Rich, poor, it doesn't matter. We all pay our taxes."
Hey, y'all, got that?
Don't pull a Snipes with the IRS cause you may find your ass in jail!
[Image via WENN.]