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Wesley Snipes appears in a promotional photo for Blade: Trinity. - Provided courtesy of New Line Cinema
06/07/2011

Wesley Snipes recently tried to get the Supreme Court to overturn his conviction and prison sentence for failing to file income tax returns, but was unsuccessful.

On Monday, the court refused to hear an appeal by the actor, the Associated Press said. Snipes, 48, began a 3-year sentence in a federal prison in Pennsylvania in December.

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12/09/2010
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Wesley Snipes appears in a promotional photo for Blade: Trinity. - Provided courtesy of New Line Cinema

Wesley Snipes reported to a federal prison in Pennsylvania on Thursday to begin his 3-year sentence for failing to pay taxes.

The 48-year-old star of the "Blade" films was ordered last week to surrender voluntarily and begin serving time after his request for a new trial was denied.

12/01/2010
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Wesley Snipes appears in a promotional photo for Blade: Trinity. - Provided courtesy of New Line Cinema

Wesley Snipes was ordered on Wednesday to surrender voluntarily by noon on December 9 at a federal prison in Pennsylvania to begin his three-year sentence for failing to pay taxes.

The 48-year-old star of the "Blade" films was ordered last week to report for jail to begin serving time after his request for a new trial was denied, although he was not told specifically when to do so.

11/24/2010
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Wesley Snipes appears in a promotional photo for Blade: Trinity. - Provided courtesy of New Line Cinema

Wesley Snipes' lawyers recently asked a federal judge to allow the actor to remain free on bail as he prepares for a possible second appeal of his three-year prison sentence, handed down for failing to file income tax returns.

The 48-year-old star of the "Blade" films was ordered last week to report for jail to begin serving time after his request for a new trial was denied, although he was not told specifically when to do so. Snipes has until December 28 to file another appeal.

11/19/2010
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Wesley Snipes appears in a promotional photo for Blade: Trinity. - Provided courtesy of New Line Cinema

Wesley Snipes was ordered by a federal judge on Nov. 19, 2010 to report for jail to begin a three-year sentence for failing to file income tax returns between 1999 and 2001, after his request for a new trial was denied.

No reporting date had been arranged yet. Prosecutors have said Snipes owed $2.7 million in back taxes that he refused to pay. Prosecutors have said Snipes owed $2.7 million in back taxes that he refused to pay.

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