Wesley Snipes Reports to Pennsylvania Prison

Wesley Snipes has reported to a federal prison in Pennsylvania to begin serving a three-year sentence for failing to file his taxes.

The actor, 48, was convicted in April 2008 of three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file income taxes.

After two years of unsuccessful appeals, Snipes accepted his fate and, on Thursday, turned in his street clothes for a prison uniform at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Lewis Run, Pa.

Uma Thurman, Other Stars Targeted in $30-Million Ponzi Scam

Just because you’re a celebrity doesn’t mean you’re immune from being ripped off. Witness the jaw-dropping tale of a “Scammer to the Stars” who allegedly operated a Ponzi scheme that bilked $30 million from the likes of Uma Thurman, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, playwright Neil Simon, directors Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese and Nora Ephron, illusionist David Blaine, and celeb photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Wesley Snipes Sentenced to Three Years in Jail

Wesley Snipes is prison-bound.

The Blade star, 45, was sentenced Thursday to three years behind bars as his punishment for failing to file his tax returns, U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges announced in an Ocala, Fla., courtroom.

The actor sat stone-faced – and some people in the courtroom gasped – when the sentence was read. “I’m very sorry for my mistakes and errors. I apologize to my family, the court and the community,” Snipes said as his wife looked on. “I’ve asked the court to show me mercy and the opportunity to make things right.”

Wesley Snipes Acquitted of Tax Fraud

Wesley Snipes was acquitted of tax fraud but was convicted of failure to file taxes, in a Florida courtroom Friday.

Snipes, 45, who was convicted of three misdemeanor counts of failing to file a tax return, faces up to three years in federal prison. His income over the period of time in which he failed to file amounted to millions of dollars.

He was acquitted of two felonies, including conspiracy to commit tax fraud. He was also acquitted of three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file a tax return.

Wesley Snipes: 'I'm Looking Forward to Being Free'

U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill got the jury in the Wesley Snipes trial laughing on Tuesday – no small feat in a tax-evasion trial – bringing up Steve Martin and his King Tut routine. From that he launched into the comedian’s “How to Make a Million Dollars and Not Pay Taxes.”

First you make a million dollars and when the IRS asks why you didn’t pay taxes, you simply say, “I forgot,” O’Neill told the jury in closing arguments.

Wesley Snipes Defense Rests in Tax-Evasion Trial

There was no Rambo to the rescue, no Muhammad Ali to throw a knockout punch for the defense in the Wesley Snipes tax-evasion trial.

The defense simply rested Monday morning in Florida without putting one witness on the stand to speak on behalf of Snipes, who faces up to 16 years in prison (that’s five more years than Al Capone received and 12 more than hotelier Leona Helmsley).

Wesley Snipes Tax-Fraud Trial Begins

Wesley Snipes’s failure to file income-tax returns during the six years he made nearly $38 million was due to bad advice, the actor’s attorney said during opening statements in a federal trial in Ocala, Fla., Wednesday.

Lawyer Robert Bernhoft said his client got duped by an organization that maintains people can legally stop paying their income taxes, and that when Snipes asked the IRS about the matter, he received the runaround.

Wesley Snipes: 'I Look Forward to Clearing My Name'

Wesley Snipes, who was arrested Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to tax fraud charges, faced the media that afternoon at the Orlando International Airport.

Wesley Snipes Pleads Not Guilty to Tax Fraud

Actor Wesley Snipes was arrested Friday in Florida on charges of tax fraud, Steve Cole, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa, Fla., tells PEOPLE.

Snipes, 44, had been filming the movie Gallowwalker in Namibia despite the warrant for his arrest, which was issued in October. He is charged with fraudulently claiming nearly $12 million in tax refunds and failing to file returns from 1999 through 2004.

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