Wesley Snipes checks into federal prison

Blade star Wesley Snipes has reported to a federal prison in Pennsylvania, Reuters reports. The actor will serve a three-year sentence two years after being convicted for willful failure to file tax returns in Florida from 1999 to 2001. Just two days ago, Snipes appeared on Larry King to defend himself and maintain that he might avoid prison time: “We still believe in miracles,” he said on the show. “So don’t send me up the river just yet.”

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  • Wong Foo

    Please refer to him as “To Wong Foo star Wesley Snipes” in the future. Thank you.

    • Jeff M.

      Really? Too Wong Foo sucked and that is that! I mean it REALLY SUCKED! Now I agree the Blades movies are’t any good either but to refer to him with a single movie vs. a trilogy is crazy.

      • Joe

        You’re crazy! Too Wong Foo was awesome!

      • Mrs. Kim

        I think Wong Foo was alluding to the fact that Wesley might have to – ya know – “wink wink*

      • Mrs. Kim’s Shrimp Bowl

        what…wong his foo?

  • Joy

    Snipes is guilty, but how much is the Feds going to spend to hold him for 3 years for a non-violent misdemeanor?

    • Joey Joe Joe Shabadoo

      Probably less than the amount they are going to get from people who will start paying their taxes when they see that there are real consequences for tax evasion.

      • mtsprink

        It was NOT tax evasion. It was failure to file…which is NOT the same under the law.

  • ryan

    Well I think he made it worse by leaving the country, and he is a celebrity so you know they are all over him.

  • Jeff

    I wonder if he’s going to be a top or a bottom.

  • Jackie

    Be well, Simon Phoenix!

  • Steve Ballz

    Stick it to the man and he was great in GMatch.net

  • Greg

    Thank god he is finally being punished for his sh!tty movies.

  • George W. Bush

    Another black man in prison, where they belong.

    • Joe

      Kanye was right about you!

      • crisvcr

        yes kanye was… i agree lol

    • Sarah Palin

      You betcha!

    • PROUD

      Your life must suck I feel so sorry for you. I bet you hate that you got a black man ruling the country lol..now how does it feel. Black is beautiful and here to stay so get use to it…I love it!

      • jacob

        If only a black man was ruling this country…. barrack obama doesn’t rule this country any more then bush or Clinton did. They are the face of America but they certainly do not rule this country. To be honest, there is a group of the elite white rich community who rule the country and control what does and does not happen. Granted it’s not like a black asian mexican or what have you could not do the same exact thing if not do it better then these people who are really pulling the strings. Just how it is though. The face doesn’t control the flow of the US he just stands there looks pretty and follows orders.

      • david cowan

        obama is’nt a president.hes the beginning of sorrows in this country.he doesn’nt want to defend isreal.so GOD will handle him.ISREAL is here forever!!!!

    • pleas ransom

      God Bless Ya George and a Merry Christmas to Ya, You Betcha you’re proof positive that given time a white guy could mess up so much the country would elect a black man president, you can’t say another black president messed up because all the other idiots in the White House have been, yes George I’ll spell it out for you White, Merry Christmas you jackwagon!

    • mildred sprouse

      i didnt because a formally president will make such a comment. this only proofs what he really about.i didnt vote for him.

      • mildred sprouse

        I DONT BELIEVE A FORMER PRESIDENT WOULD MAKE SUCH A COMMENT.NOT ALL BLACK MEN ARE BAD,JUST LIKE NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE BAD.

  • RobertRob

    I think that wesley snipes will get out on being a model good inmate.
    If I was in charge of Hollywood I would get him back on his feet again.
    He is a good actor & from what I can C is anyone is worth a second chance.

  • Lydia

    Mr.Snipes is a good actor ref: Waiting to Exhale. He deserves a second chance. Perhaps he’ll put his time to good use while in prison and write a script or at least hire a better accountant to prepare his taxes in a timely fashion. Also you missed the whole point (accept yourself even when others do not) of Too Wong Fu if you think it sucked.It’s message is still relevant today.

  • simone richardson

    HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING I THINK IT’S ON HIM BECAUSE HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING BY NOT FILING TAXES SO THEREFORE HE MUST DO THE TIME

  • betty

    Seems to me that I don’t see any white people going to jail recently over not filing their taxes. Hmmm… did someone say Wesley is an African American?

    • abc

      Have you ever heard of Pete Rose? He’s white. He was a professional baseball player. He went to prison for failing to pay his taxes. Betty…you should do your research before you make comments.

  • hecky brun

    Clearly Betty you don’t read a newspaper. Uh – CAN you read?

  • George W. Bush

    If you are black, the chances of you spending time in prison are 90%

  • froggy57

    Many are doing the same thing and getting away with it.
    Snipes is an actor and black..
    Not saying that is the only reason he was made an example of, but it didn’t help.

    • Nard

      Wesley will act again he to talented not to… – he’s going to have alot of privilages while lock down , just can’t leave the minimum security grounds for more than 2 hours- in a fed joint..

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