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Wesley Snipes: Larry King Could Save Me from Prison

12/8/2010 6:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Wesley Snipes believes some crucial new evidence emerged during his appearance on "Larry King Live" last night -- evidence that he hopes will keep him out of prison.

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During the show, Larry read a statement from a member of the jury that convicted Snipes during his tax evasion trial which said, "There was one juror that had said they knew Mr. Snipes was guilty right when they first saw him during the jury selection."

Wesley's legal team immediately jumped into action -- and moments ago, they filed an emergency motion for a new trial based on juror misconduct.

As we previously reported, Snipes is due to begin his three-year prison sentence in Pennsylvania tomorrow for willful failure to file federal income tax returns.

So far, no word if the judge plans to slam the brakes on Wesley's date with justice. 

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igotfleasfromtmz    

ring ring Larry are you there?

1233 days ago
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Moe Green    

What a crybaby! Actors generally are the exact opposites of the tough guys they play. The guy's half a sissy and won't do well in prison.

1233 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

well....won't that be something if he gets new trial now? amazin..we'll see, interesting!

1233 days ago
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UnboundZero    

Wesley "PIPES"

1233 days ago
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TMZ dont like me    

Great thinking, Wesley! Way to go! Now you won't have to reprise your role in To Wong Foo!! Your butthole is safe!!

1233 days ago
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Truth    

JUROR WAS AND IS RIGHT!! THE BITCH DINT FILE HIS TAXES DID HE? IT'S A SIMPLE YES OR NO AND THE ANSWER WAS A RESOUNDING NO. DINT THE BITCH PAY LIKE OVER $3.6 MIL BACK TO THE GOVT AS PART OF THE SENTENCE?? OBVIOUSLY HE'S GUILTY. STFU AND DO THE TIME. BUBBA IS WAITING TO GET HIS PEEN STROKED. SNIPES WAS ALWAYS A WHIMP. ISNT HE A MARTIAL ARTIST??? SHAME.

1233 days ago
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S.Katz    

What a huge *****! Snipes need to suck it up and do the time.

1233 days ago
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wil    

HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL A LONG TIME AGO!! It's not like he has work to do, his career was over before it began.

Theres someting real CLASS-LESS about people who don't pay their taxes.

Not sure what's worst, him not paying his taxes or our system letting him walk the streets a free man all this time.

1233 days ago
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campy    

Oh snap! yo. Happy Chaunakah.

1233 days ago
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Truth    

WHAT'S MORE PATHETIC IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME AND MONEY SPENT ON THE APPEALS AND LEGAL DEFENSE IS MORE THAN THE TAXES HE SHUD HAVE PAID IN THE FIRST DAMN PLACE!! OH, KARMA IS A BIATCH!!! THE IRONY...

1233 days ago
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konaehukai    

Well, there we go. That statement should absolutely get him a new trial. A Juror reading out of a bible in deliberations is enough for misconduct. So for a juror to believe that he was guilty before hearing any evidence, that's absolutely misconduct, and truly a mockery of our justice system.

1233 days ago
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konaehukai    

@12

ROFLMAO. You speak the truth.

1233 days ago
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dd    

The juror should get some kind of fine also..

1233 days ago
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CCC    

If he had just done his time when this all came out, he would practically be out by now. Suck it up, Wes. Even if it was his manager or accountants fault, the crime was commited and it falls into the lap of who owns the money.

1233 days ago
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D    

He's grasping for any last minute reprieve! Go directly to jail, do not pass go! Just go and quit whining! There is no miracle, not gonna happen.

1233 days ago
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