Snipes sentenced to three years in prison

A US federal judge has sentenced action star Wesley Snipes to the maximum three-year sentence on tax charges.

A US federal judge has sentenced action star Wesley Snipes to the maximum three-year sentence on tax charges.

Prosecutors in Ocala, Florida had requested the maximum three years, one year for each of Snipes’ convictions of wilfully failing to file a tax return.

Snipes’ lawyers offered three dozen letters from family members, friends and even fellow actors Woody Harrelson and Denzel Washington attesting to his good character.

They argued he should get only probation, because all three convictions were misdemeanours and the actor had no previous criminal record.

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