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Snipes Bailed Ahead Of Tax Appeal

Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes has been granted bail as he appeals against his conviction for tax offences.Last month Blade star Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison when he failed to file income tax...

By on 23 May 2008

Snipes Granted Bail

Actor WESLEY SNIPES has been granted bail pending an appeal of his federal tax convictions. The Blade star's lawyers announced on Thursday (22May08) an Ocala, Florida judge had agreed to a request by Snipes to...

Snipes Told To Report To Jail By 3 June

Actor WESLEY SNIPES has been told he must surrender to jail by 3 June (08) if he isn't granted bail to appeal his federal tax convictions. Snipes was handed a three-year sentence last month (Apr08)...

Snipes' Attorneys Launch Appeal

LATEST: WESLEY SNIPES' legal team is appealing the actor's federal tax conviction and his three-year prison sentence. The Blade star was ordered to serve jail time last month (Apr08) after Florida Judge William Terrell Hodges...

Goldberg: 'Snipes Is A Victim'

WHOOPI GOLDBERG has defended jailed actor WESLEY SNIPES and insists he has been used to "set an example" to the American people. Last week (ends25Apr08), the Blade actor was handed a three-year jail term by...

Snipes Requests New Jersey Prison

LATEST: WESLEY SNIPES has requested he be allowed to serve his three-year prison sentence at a facility near his New Jersey home. The Blade actor was handed the term by Florida judge Judge William Terrell...

Tax Troubles Earn Wesley Snipes Three-year Jail Sentence

Wesley Snipes has been sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of several tax offences.The Blade star appeared in court in Ocala, Florida, in February, accused of failing to pay tax on...

By on 25 April 2008

Jailed Snipes Apologises For 'Mistakes'

Hollywood star WESLEY SNIPES apologised for his "mistakes and errors" as he was jailed for three years for tax evasion on Thursday (24Apr08). The Blade actor was handed the prison sentence by Florida judge Judge...

Snipes Jailed For Three Years

Hollywood star WESLEY SNIPES will serve three years in jail for tax evasion. In February (08) the Blade actor was convicted of failing to file his taxes for five years. The star was acquitted of...

Snipes Jailed For Three Years

Hollywood star WESLEY SNIPES will serve three years in jail for tax evasion. In February (08) the Blade actor was convicted of failing to file his taxes for five years. The star was acquitted of...

Denzel + Woody Offer Snipes Aid

DENZEL WASHINGTON and WOODY HARRELSON have come to troubled pal WESLEY SNIPES' aid in a bid to keep the BLADE star out of prison. The two stars have written letters to the judge overseeing the...

Prosecutors Recommend Snipes Serves Three Years For Tax Evasion

Hollywood star WESLEY SNIPES will serve three years behind bars and fined $5 million (GBP2.5 million) for tax evasion charges, if U.S. prosecutors get their way. The Blade actor was convicted of failing to file...

Prosecutors Recommend 3 Years In Jail For Wesley Snipes

Prosecutors in the US have recommended that actor Wesley Snipes be sentenced to three years in prison.They also called for the Blade star to be fined $5 million (2.55 million) after he was convicted in...

By on 15 April 2008

Williams' Dad Hires Snipes' Lawyers For Tax Case

Actress MICHELLE WILLIAMS' father has hired the same attorneys who successfully cleared WESLEY SNIPES of tax fraud to defend his own honour against American tax evasion charges. Stock market trader Larry Williams is currently living...

Red Dwarf Star Arrested After Threatening Binman With Knife

An actor form the Red Dwarf television programme has been arrested after reports he threatened a binman with a knife.Daniel John-Jules, 47, who played the Cat in the cult TV show, was arrested in north-west...

By on 16 February 2008

Snipes Cleared Of Fraud Charges

Actor Wesley Snipes has been found guilty of failing to file tax returns by a US jury, but cleared of more serious charges.The Blade star appeared in court in Ocala, Florida, accused of failing to...

By on 02 February 2008

Snipes Convicted For Failing To File His Taxes

WESLEY SNIPES faces three years behind bars after he was convicted of failing to file his taxes for five years in a Florida court on Friday (01Feb08). The Blade star was acquitted of tax fraud...

Jury Retires To Consider Actor Wesley Snipes' Tax Fraud Charges

The jury in the trial regarding actor Wesley Snipes' tax evasion has retired to consider its verdict.The Blade star has appeared in court in Ocala, Florida, accused of failing to pay tax on $58m (29.1m)...

By on 30 January 2008

Jurors Urged To Acquit 'Crazy' Snipes

LATEST: WESLEY SNIPES' lawyer has urged jurors to acquit the star because acting "kooky, crazy and loony" is not against the law. Attorney Robert Barnes, who is defending the actor against tax evasion charges, told...

Snipes' Confident Lawyers Don't Call A Single Witness

Actor WESLEY SNIPES' defence team in his tax and conspiracy trial rested on Monday (28Jan08) after not calling a single witness. The Blade star stands accused of conspiring to defraud the U.S. out of millions...

Snipes Warned By Advisors About Tax Evasion

LATEST: Movie star WESLEY SNIPES has been accused of ignoring warnings from his advisors about not paying his taxes. The Blade star is currently on trial in Ocala, Florida, on charges of conspiring to defraud...

Snipes Court Hearing Begins

LATEST: Movie star WESLEY SNIPES kicked off his tax fraud and conspiracy trial in Ocala, Florida on Monday (14Jan08). The Blade star's legal team interviewed almost 70 potential character witnesses as jury selection began. The...

Snipes 'Owed Taxes On $38 Million'

LATEST: Actor WESLEY SNIPES failed to pay taxes on his $38 million (GBP19 million) income, court papers have revealed. The New Jack City star is due to stand trial on charges he fraudulently claimed tax...

Snipes' Application To Have Trial Moved Fails

LATEST: Actor WESLEY SNIPES has failed in a third motion to have his tax evasion trial moved out of Ocala, Florida. The New Jack City star is due to stand trial on charges he fraudulently...

Snipes Makes Another Application To Have Trial Moved

Actor WESLEY SNIPES has filed a motion with a federal appeals court in a bid to have his tax evasion trial moved out of Ocala, Florida. The New Jack City star is due to stand...

Snipes Trial Must Go Ahead

Actor WESLEY SNIPES' federal tax-evasion trial will go ahead next month (Jan08) in Florida, despite objections by his lawyers. Snipes, 45, is due to stand trial on charges he fraudulently claimed tax refunds of almost...

Snipes: 'I'm A Victim Of Racism'

Actor WESLEY SNIPES has slammed the media for portraying him as a "bad guy" after he was charged with tax fraud, claiming he is a victim of racism. Snipes, 45, is due to stand trial...

Snipes: `I Wasn't Running From Tax Evasion Charges'

Actor WESLEY SNIPES has broken his silence over his 2006 tax evasion scandal, denying allegations he tried to avoid charges by fleeing to Namibia. Snipes is due to stand trial in Florida in January (08),...

Snipes' Court Racism Bid Fails

LATEST: U.S. prosecutors have rejected WESLEY SNIPES' claims he won't get a fair trial in Florida on tax evasion charges because of racial prejudice. Snipes is due to stand trial in the city of Ocala...

Snipes' Attorney Fights For Court Change On Racism Grounds

Attorneys representing BLADE star WESLEY SNIPES are attempting to move the actor's upcoming tax evasion trial from a Florida court because they fear their client will be judged on his colour. In a motion filed...

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