47-year-old actor Wesley Snipes will be headed to prison after a court denied his appeal of a conviction on tax evasion charges.
The court found the ‘Blade’ star guilty after he failed to file taxes from 1999 to 2001. Reportedly Snipes owed the government nearly $12, 000,000 in back taxes.
When Snipes was sentenced to a 36 months sentence, the star said it was “unreasonable” and filed for an appeal.
On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit reaffirmed in a 35-page decision the original ruling, and disregarded Snipes’ claim that the sentence was too harsh.
Reports have not confirmed when Snipes will turn himself in.
The actor recently starred in ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ and according to Black Voices, just wrapped production on two additional films ‘Gallowwalker’ and ‘Game of Death’ scheduled for release next year.
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