This is truly becoming a tale as old as time!
To recap, Wesley Snipes was convicted in 2008 on tax evasion charges, and he was sentenced to three years in federal minimum security prison, beginning in December 2010.
Then, he tried to file an appeal requesting a new trial with the U.S. Supreme Court back in December…but he was denied.
Now, the Blade/Major League actor has once again tried to appeal his prison sentence, but the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta rejected his request.
This kind of reminds us of the whole Phil Spector thing…but on a much less extreme scale!
Do U think Wesley Snipes has served enough time? Or should he stay in jail???
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Tough times continue for Wesley!
Back in December, actor-turned-tax-evader Wesley Snipes filed an appeal requesting that he get a new trial with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Unfortunately for Wes, the Supreme Court isn't interested, and his latest attempt to get his sentence overturned has been denied.
As a reminder, Wesley was convicted in 2008 on tax evasion charges, and was sentenced to three years in federal minimum security prison starting last December.
Sorry to hear it, Wes, but as we've said before, actions have consequences.
Hopefully you continue trying to make the best of your time away, and who knows? Maybe you'll get some new acting opportunities when you get out!
What do U think about Wesley's appeal getting denied? Does he deserve another trial?
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Well. At least he's being production while he's behind bars!
Wesley Snipes, who is currently serving time for tax evasion, is reportedly attempting to re-finance his Alpine, NJ mansion for $1.6 million through his lawyers, who have apparently made an agreement with a mortgage company, although as a stipulation, the actor will be expected to make balloon interest payments in full when he gets out in 2013!
A source explains:
"All of Wesley's bank accounts are wiped out. His four kids have nothing to live on."
And his rep confirms:
"As you can imagine, it is true that his family is having financial challenges, mainly due to his current situation."
Geesh! What a mess!
We're happy to hear that he's taking action and attempting to help his family, but it's just too bad that he didn't take the time to consider this scenario and what it would do to his loved ones BEFORE he got himself in this much shiz!
Fingers crossed that you'll be able to work all this out, boy!
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Back in September, Joaquin Phoenix was ALL over the news, until we learned that his "documentary" I'm Still Here was fake
and then nobody went to see it.
For those of you out there who haven't had a chance to check out Joaquin's "doc" on Instant Netflix, you MAY get another chance to see Phoenix return to real acting in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Joaquin is up for the role of Honest Abe's mentor in director Timur Bekmambetov's film.
We think this would be a great move for Joaquin!
Vampire killing is always a solid way to jump start someone's career again
except for Wesley Snipes.
Would U like to see Joaquin Phoenix show the 16th President how to kill vampires?
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No, this isn't a gritty version of those silly Steve Martin detective movies…but it's probs almost time for them to reboot THAT franchise as well! LOLz.
Marvel Studios has begun development on their new film Black Panther. The story revolves around a "king of a resource-rich fictional African country who becomes a super hero."
For those of you out there who aren't up on your obscure-comic-book-character knowledge, the Black Panther first arrived in a 1966 Fantastic Four comic, and is renowned for being the "first black hero in mainstream comics."
Apparently, Columbia took a shot at a Black Panther movie in the early '90s with Wesley Snipes, but things didn't work out for the film
or for Wesley.
Should be an inneresting project, especially because the writer, Mark Bailey, is known for his writing credits on documentaries including Pandemic: Facing AIDS and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.
We're not sure exactly what to expect with this one, but our curiosity has been piqued.
Are U intrigued by the Black Panther?
Even in prison, Wesley Snipes is making sure his voice gets heard!
Attorneys for the actor have filed a new appeal, asking the court to let him out of prison so that he can take his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Snipes is asking the Court of Appeals to overturn their decision that ordered him to jail last week. He believes he deserves a new trial because there was an alleged juror bias during his tax evasion case.
Seems pretty ballsy! But, you can't blame him for wanting to fight!
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Thanks for nothing, Larry King!
Wesley Snipes has reportedly been put into federal custody to begin his 3 year prison sentence for tax evasion. The news was confirmed by Traci Billingsley, Chief Public Information Officer for the Bureau of Prisons, who told sources:
"Wesley Snipes has self surrendered to the minimum security Federal Prison Camp at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean, in Bradford, Pennsylvania."
You know, calling it "camp" instead of "jail" doesn't really make is sound more fun. Just saying.
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