I would like to see Obama grant a full pardon to Snipes. == == Wesley Snipes ordered to surrender to Bureau of Prisons
Actor Wesley Snipes (Internal Revenue Service By Stephen Hudak, Orlando Sentinel
1:04 p.m. EST, November 19, 2010 E-mail Print Share Text Size os-lk-wesley-snipes-20101119 OCALA – A federal judge today rejected movie star Wesley Snipes' demand for a new trial and ordered the actor to surrender to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to begin serving a 36-month prison sentence for tax-related crimes.
In a 17-page order, U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges said, "The Defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his conviction and sentence by the Court of Appeals; and he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his present claims, during all of which he has remained at liberty. The time has come for the judgment to be enforced."
Snipes, 48, an Orlando-born star of "Jungle Fever," "White Men Can't Jump," and the Fugitive sequel "U.S. Marshals," was convicted in 2008 of three misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file federal tax returns.
Prosecutors contend he obstructed the IRS and attempted to avoid paying millions in federal taxes.