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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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31.

Cynthia J    

Jesus H., pay your freaking bills, you low-life *******. Gawd, I guess it wasn't enough to make all those millions from your "acting" career. Now you prove yourself to be a "real-life" ghetto freak.

1482 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

YOU GONNA EITHER GET DOWN OR LAY DOWN

1482 days ago
33.

Tom Cruise    

Man this dude has a lot of nerve. Guilty for tax evasion and he thinks a new trial at tax payers expense will vindicate him, yeah right. Go do your time punk.

1482 days ago
34.

Biker    

First all the jealous haters "Drop Dead" 3 years is horrible . He should`nt get any jail time. Look @ all the illegals who steal identiy , don`t pay taxes, get FREE heath care Then get amesty. WHY?. DMX for reasons unknown used a false name at a hospital in Arizona. He got arrested & put in jail. Illegals do the 1000`s times a day no questions asked. WHY? How come my fellow Americans get slammed and people who are commiting felonies by coming here illegally walk?. The Government has there hands in your pocket & won`t let go. I feel for you Mr Snipes. I hope you and DMX get justice. It`s a sad time to be an American!

1482 days ago
35.

HUFFYONE    

***** Please Just PAY UP!

1482 days ago
36.

ali    

You dumb ass loosers need to shut the **** up and worry about what you do, you people are like the most white folks i know ''You need to PAY YOUR TAXES'' if the man don't want, then that's none of your business you low life ****s!!! It's not like he has murdered somebody or stolen money!! I pay taxes to, but you people act like he deserved a 3 year prison sentence for not paying taxes.

1482 days ago
37.

Biker    

Ali, What does race have to do with this ? My comment is in favor of Snipes. A key board commando punk you are ." white Folks you know". You Racist bum !

1481 days ago
38.

WTF    

**** all you *******s hatin on Snipes. With that kind of evidence he needs another trial. And all of you act like bitches because you see one person didn't pay there taxes. "what wesley snipes didn't pay his taxes and I have too" **** you little cry baby mother ****ers. What you dip ****s need to do is mind your own biz.

1478 days ago
39.

eli    

The IRS is an illegal institution! No one should pay these thieves.

1385 days ago
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