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Wesley Snipes -- I Want a New Trial!!!

8/25/2010 7:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wesley Snipes isn't going to prison for tax evasion without a fight -- because TMZ has learned the actor believes he wasn't given a fair trial  ... and now he's filed documents requesting a brand new one.

Wesley Snipes Tax Evasion

According to documents filed today in Florida federal court, Snipes -- who was sentenced forever ago to serve 3 years in prison -- claims there was "jury misconduct" during his trial ... and he's got the emails to prove it.

In the docs, Snipes claims his defense team received emails after the trial was over from two jurors, who claimed three of the other jurors "told us [Snipes] was guilty before they even heard the first piece of evidence."

Snipes claims that alone warrants a new trial ... but there's more.

In the docs, Snipes says the government failed to disclose that the key witness against him -- his former accountant Kenneth Starr (not that one) -- was actually under investigation for engaging in "criminal activities of conspiring to evade income taxes" with another client.

Snipes' attorney argues that if the jury knew Starr was being investigated ... they wouldn't have believed his damning testimony against Snipes.

Put it all together ... and Snipes wants to be tried again.

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awards    

Saaay Whaaaat, MoFo? Got to jail, go directly to Jail...

1522 days ago
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Abe    

Just go to jail you dumb a$$.

You know to didn't pay your taxes. Take your punishment like a damned man.

GO TO JAIL, SNIPES!

x

1522 days ago
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Janet    

Wes, emails only hold up in court in Fantasy Land.

1522 days ago
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Miss Bu    

Oh Wesley had you gotten a couple of DUI's and some coke possession you would have gotten out of it, I guess it wouldn't hurt to go to REHAB it may be your saving grace.

1522 days ago
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Bob    

Hey Wesley - did you pay income taxes? I didn't think so. Have a nice time in the clink.
And always bet on black.

1522 days ago
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sirrah    


Wes- just go to jail, enjoy the free showers, then when you get out you can burn all that money still sittin in yo bank acct...no worries man!

Just remember next time you make a movie need to hire Nick Cage's accountant to do all your taxes ehh???

1522 days ago
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BB    

Spoil a** brat thinks he is above taxes. The rest of us peons should pay so he shouldn't have to. When was your last hit movie anyway?

1522 days ago
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CCC    

Am I my brothers keeper?

1522 days ago
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Ginger    

Why do some of these people not pay taxes? Do they think they are exempt? Why? Sorry, Charlie....er Wesley, it's off to jail for you.

1522 days ago
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tenley    

It means he hired a very expensive attorney who specialized in helping clients evade taxes. That is the only reason Snipes hired him; Snipes knew exactly what he was doing.

1522 days ago
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charley hardman    

ah, listen to the jealous tax slaves demanding equal brutality. never question the right of these official crime gangs to rape you financially and mentally, against even their ludicrous "law" (see 10th amendment and article i section 8 to start). rather, direct your feeble attention toward ensuring that no one bypasses the slaughter.

disgusting and wholly ignoble.

1522 days ago
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Neicey    

If Ron Isley did his time Westley should do his too at least he can have sex while he IS there.... DO YOUR TIME .... MAN UP DUDE!!1

1522 days ago
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Ms. X    

I have no sympathy for Wesley. Pay your taxes like all the rest of us.

1522 days ago
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Scotty    

Kenneth Starr or not, Wesley signed his tax returns every year, knowing full well what his income was that year. He owes the US Govt 14 millions, of course they're pissed!

1522 days ago
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frankie    

pay your taxes ahole . You think the working stiff fells sorry for you. Grow up .

1522 days ago
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