We imagine that this will go about as well as his last one!
Wesley Snipes is supposed to immediately start his jail sentence for willful failure to file income tax returns, but is once again asking a federal judge to allow him to remain free on bail while he attempts to appeal his three convictions - for the SECOND time!
The actor's lawyers argued:
"Mr. Snipes has honored the court's trust before, during trial, as well as pending sentencing and appeal. There is no reason to change the court's judgment now. His ongoing and successful projects in the movie industry further ensure he would not consider fleeing. Mr. Snipes has made several substantial payments. His tax filings are now current and he has sought from third parties and turned over to IRS all financial information the agency requested from past years."
U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges, who revoked the actor's bail last week, has ordered ordered prosecutors to respond to the actor's motion by next week.
Yeesh! What a mess!
Perhaps the second time's a charm!
…but most likely not!
Actions have consequences, bb!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: bail, convictions, federal judge, jail, judge william terrell hodges, lawyers, legal matters, release, sentence, willful failure to file income tax returns