SnipeS’ priSon Sen­tence up­held

Austin American-Statesman - - SATURDAYBRIEFING -

A fed­eral ap­peals panel has up­held a three-year prison sen­tence on fed­eral tax charges for film star Wes­ley Snipes.

The 11th Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals in At­lanta con­cluded Fri­day that the judge prop­erly sen­tenced Snipes to three years in fed­eral prison.

Attorneys for the ac­tion movie star ar­gued that the sen­tence was “un­rea­son­able” and that he should have been granted a hear­ing to de­cide whether his trial should have been held in New York in­stead of Florida.

A jury con­victed Snipes in 2008 of three mis­de­meanor counts of will­ful fail­ure to file his in­come tax re­turns.

Wes­ley Snipes

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