Wesley Snipes will be spending the holidays behind bars.
On Wednesday, the US Marshal’s Office in Orlando, Florida ordered the Blade star to report to the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in Lewis Run, Pennsylvania by noon on Dec. 9 to begin his three-year sentence for income tax evasion.
Snipes, 48, was convicted in a Florida federal court in 2008 for willful failure to file income tax returns. He’s been free on bail while appealing his conviction to the US Supreme Court, which upheld the conviction and sentence last month. Attorneys for Snipes argued that jurors committed perjury by saying they had no preconceived notions about the case. They also claim Wesley should get a new trial in light of testimony by his former financial adviser Kenneth Starr, who admitted to cheating clients out of tens of millions of dollars in a plea hearing last September.
The Supreme Court disagreed: “..Defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his conviction and sentence….The time has come for the judgment to be enforced.”
Well, so long, Wes. Thanks for the memories: