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Clock is Tickin' for Snipes in the Slammer

5/22/2008 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Unless something drastic happens in the next week or so, Wesley Snipes is going to be moving into the big house by June 3. Always bet on black and white stripes.

In papers filed this week, Snipes' lawyers said that if he doesn't get bail to appeal his tax evasion convictions, he's going to have to check into Hotel Graybar sometime in the next couple weeks. They're trying to appeal on the grounds that the trial judge effed up in various ways the first time around.

The prosecution isn't exactly inclined to give Snipes bail -- remember that whole on-the-lam thing? And we're sure that the man can run.

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jimbo    

Off to jail,DEADBEAT. We're waiting for another deadbeat,sharpton, to be joining you soon.

2253 days ago
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jimbo    

Forgot one more deadbeat,spike lee. No more front court seats at the Garden,bigot!

2253 days ago
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Seriously    

I do not believe that this was a fair judgement. If he were a white man or white woman, he would have recieved far less time - if any at all. I say that, and I am a Caucasian female! Terribly unfit punishment for the crime.

2253 days ago
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Seriously    

Oh yeah, and they let that rat, R. Kelly, run wild for YEARS, and still is, urinating on whomever he will......but they're gonna put Mr. Snipes away for 3 years for late taxes - for which he claimed he thought other's he had hired were taking care of his business while he was "abroad" filming?!?! R. Kelly better get a whole heck of a lot of time for his crime,if they are going to crucify Mr. Snipes like this.

2253 days ago
5.

Fred    

Actually, the punishment was just like everyone else. Leona Helmsley got the slammer, Martha Stewart got the slammer, Willie Nelson and Red Foxx had everything taken. The IRS is probably the most equal opportunity agency in the land. Black, white, brown, purple, or green, bottom line: If you owe, bend over!!!!

2253 days ago
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ML    

HAVE FUN AND THE SLAMMER, AND DON'T DROP THE SOAP!!! HA HA HA HA

2253 days ago
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Scy    

To hell with the Feds. this is ridiculous. Have seen people convicted of manslaughter get less time. Screw the Feds.

2253 days ago
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Triple Play    

MAYBE SNIPES CAN BUNK WITH R KELLY THE OTHER A-HOLE. IT IS ABOUT TIME FOR THE COURTS TO STOP PAMPERING THESE SO CALLED CELEBRITIES JUST BECAUSE THEY RECORDED N ALBUM OR MADE A B MOVIE. SLEEP TIGHT WESLEY AND KEEP YOUR BUTT CLENCHED

2253 days ago
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OCD    



Some of the media coverage stated that Snipes' $5 million cash bond would be rejected. What they are saying is that when Snipes filled out his financial reports to the Federal probation officer he stated that he only had approximately $10,000 to his name. Suddenly he waltzes in with a cashier's check for $5 million. Apparently his PO and the judge believe that he was fabricating his financials, that he obviously did have cash and assets which he had not declared, he had access to the cash and assets that he had not declared and that he would be a flight risk.

Sounds like he's not going to be out on bond pending his appeal. The Feds don't like it when people play fast and loose with them.

2253 days ago
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JON    

Damn, no more Blade movies! He is guilty and all of you that blame his sentence on being black are as ignorant as he is! He was given an appropriate ammount of time. It was about the green not about him being black.

2253 days ago

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