Wesley Snipes Heads To Prison On Tax Conviction
Wesley Snipes, who blames his tax advisers for his situation, was convicted of misdemeanors after not filing tax returns for three years. Today he reports to federal prison to serve a three year sentence.
Los Angeles, California (CNN) — Actor Wesley Snipes heads to a Pennsylvania prison today to begin a three-year sentence for failing to file tax returns.
The 48-year-old actor has until noon to report to McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Lewis Run, officials said.
Snipes’ attorney said he is appealing his client’s misdemeanor convictions for not filing tax returns in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Snipes was acquitted of felony charges.
He is nervous, he said, but hopeful that his prayers will be answered.
“We still have prayers out there. We still believe in miracles. So don’t send me up the river yet,” Snipes said in an interview on CNN’s “Larry King Live” Tuesday night.