Wesley Snipes Loses Appeal, Headed to Prison

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A court rejected the actor’s appeal of a conviction on tax evasion charges, meaning Snipes is headed to jail to serve a three-year sentence.

Snipes was convicted in 2008 of failing to pay the government some $12 million in taxes due between 1999 and 2001. However, Snipes found his sentence “unreasonable” and appealed to a federal judge to have it reduced.

On Friday, a federal appeals judge rejected the claim. Snipes, who has been free on bail, will have to report to prison, although the date for the start of his sentence is unknown. (via BBC)

See TIME’s list of the top 10 tax dodgers.