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Wesley Snipes -- One Week 'Til Prison

12/1/2010 4:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's the final countdown for Wesley Snipes ... the Feds just set a deadline for the actor to check into a Pennsylvania prison ... by next week.

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Snipes is due to begin his three-year prison sentence for tax evasion on December 9th.  And according to documents obtained by TMZ, Snipes got an ominous warning from the U.S. Marshals Service: "Failure to report at the designated place and time may result in additional criminal charges."

Snipes has appealed several times ever since he was convicted on tax evasion charges back in 2008 -- but looks like it's the end of the road.


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46.

Ryan Dungey    

He should have paid taxes or had someone in his camp to give him financial advice, however three years is absurd. people do much worse things and get less than a year. The IRS is screwing him by trying to scare people from prison. I think even 1 year would be too much. Not a appropriate sentence at all. Shame on the government. He is not a real criminal or a bad person.

1331 days ago
47.

JD    

Snipes knew exactly what he was risking when "he" didn't pay any income tax for years and years. It's now time for him to pay the price for "his" illegal actions. Stop blaming others, and take personal responsibility for your life, actions and decisions.

1331 days ago
48.

Sonja    

Can he pay the taxes owed and 'not' go to jail?? Just honestly asking/wondering... or is this something like he's going to jail rather than pay what they say he owes? Will he still owe after the jail time? He should pay but I don't see why assets or accounts can't be seized instead of us having to pay for him to be in jail for 3yrs.

1331 days ago
49.

Xteban    

Evidently white men can jump. They all got together and jumped on Wesley Snipes, didn't they?

1331 days ago
50.

r    

hey #2 comment: the man didn't pay taxes on $34 million....so that doesn't make him a poor man. if you are going to comment try and be a bit more articulate with the english language and leave the racial innuendos at home.

1331 days ago
51.

Stef    

I find this ridiculous for tax evasion.There is so much crime out there and they want Wesley Snipes in prison.Well TMZ if you are reading this post put this on youre show."WHERE ARE HIS REAL FRIENDS TO BAIL HIM OUT"Help this man out he does not deserve prison its outrages the way the system works?
Hollywood has quite a few rich people to get him out of this mess
they should put up the money and call it pay it forward!

1331 days ago
52.

Hammer    

I thought I read here he had already turned himself in and was on his way to prison... How did we back up to this point?

1331 days ago
53.

Cartman    

Delaying it will only make it worse.

The Feds don't like it when you take their money and then cry racism when you don't want to pay.

I feel no pity for this guy. He brought it on himself.

1331 days ago
54.

Cartman    

Can he pay the taxes owed and 'not' go to jail?? Just honestly asking/wondering... or is this something like he's going to jail rather than pay what they say he owes? Will he still owe after the jail time? He should pay but I don't see why assets or accounts can't be seized instead of us having to pay for him to be in jail for 3yrs.

Posted at 2:17 PM on Dec 1, 2010 by Sonja
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No, he can't just pay the taxes and not go to jail. He broke laws and was found guilty in court. Laws he felt didn't apply to him but apply to all USA citizens.

And he still owes the ALL of the money for back taxes and also for any fines plus interest until he does pay. Jail time does not erase his responsiblity to pay his taxes which he still hasn't paid as far as I know.

1331 days ago
55.

who919    

Man take your ass to jail and do your time what's 3 bullets in club fed, Wesley should be able to do that time on his head or the other way around if he is soft.

1331 days ago
56.

TEE    

*Everybody* pays taxes!- Even businessmen, who rob and cheat and steal from people everyday, even *they* have to pay *taxes*!

1331 days ago
57.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

THAT'S LIFE BY FRANK SINATRA.

1331 days ago
58.

Snipesv1    

It's just criminal... It's just criminal that Wesley Snipes should have to go to jail what gives the state the right to make an example of him in this way? the money can be paid, he's good for it, so it was delayed so what, you think he's the only who's in this situation? know how many others actually got away with it? the American Justice System needs to think twice before it does what it's about to do because it's becoming all too apparent there is no allowances for somebody who has contributed to society and been a positive influence on the youth of America, once again another in justice is about to take place...

1331 days ago
59.

ovalbeachovariess    

ovalbeach
your a retard your talking about hollywood bull**** than your on TMZ a site all about hollywood and celebrities and paparazzies

idiot

1330 days ago
60.

Jdawg    

Wes you da man! 3 yrs aint shiiiiiiiiiit bro.U be out in 1.5 dude.

1330 days ago
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