Wesley Snipes -- Ordered to Surrender

11/19/2010 3:30 PM PST

Wesley Snipes -- Ordered to Jail for Tax Evasion

The hammer is finally dropping on Wesley Snipes -- a judge has ordered the actor to immediately surrender to federal authorities so he can begin serving a 3-year prison stint for tax crimes.

Snipes has been appealing like crazy ever since he was found guilty on tax evasion charges in 2008 -- but now, a U.S. District Court judge is putting his foot down ... demanding that Snipes turn himself in ASAP.

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