Snipes free on bail before retrial

Hollywood superstar Wesley Snipes will be allowed to remain free on bail as he appeals three federal tax convictions.

Hollywood superstar Wesley Snipes will be allowed to remain free on bail as he appeals three federal tax convictions.

The 45-year-old was sentenced last month to three years in prison on three misdemeanour counts of wilful failure to file his income tax returns.

The actor’s attorneys plan to argue before the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals that the trial judge erred in several ways before and after his February conviction.

Snipes, who is the star of the 'Blade' trilogy, 'White Men Can’t Jump', 'Jungle Fever' and other films, has not filed a tax return since 1998, the government alleged.

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