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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/ 9/2010

Wesley Snipes reportedly in federal custody

By Liz Kelly

Wesley Snipes. (AP)

After a long tussle with the Federal government and a 2008 conviction on three counts of failure to file income taxes, Wesley Snipes has reportedly surrendered to a minimum security federal correctional facility in Pennsylvania.

Traci Billingsley, chief public information officer for the Bureau of Prisons, told TMZ, "Wesley Snipes has self surrendered to the minimum security Federal Prison Camp at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean, in Bradford, Pennsylvania."

In November, U.S. District Court Judge William T. Hodges denied Snipes's appeal and issued a 17-page order specifying that the "Blade" star must surrender to authorities and serve his three-year prison sentence. On Dec. 1, the U.S. Marshals Office ordered Snipes to report to prison by today, Dec. 9.

Source: TMZ

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By Liz Kelly  | December 9, 2010; 12:48 PM ET
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Comments

Pretty tough sentence for a misdeameanor. Can't wait to see Charlie "I don't know what I'm doing" Rangel as a cell mate.

Posted by: kalalp | December 9, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Wow three years for failing to pay income taxes? Meanwhile the wizards of Wall street who destroyed the economy in order to enrich themselves haven't spent a day in prison and got rewarded with millions of dollars in tax payer financed bonuses. Then we wonder why African Americans still believe that racism is alive and well. It's hard to argue with them when things like this happen.

Posted by: pezbb | December 9, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, Mr Rangel and Mz Waters don't have to fear such a deal as they are part of the Washington elite and only get their wrists slapped.............

Posted by: GordonShumway | December 9, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Also, they have not been charged nor convicted of refusing to pay taxes.

Posted by: veritasinmedium | December 9, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

This is sad.
Nobody should end up in prison for not paying INCOME taxes.
Government of the people, by the people is against the people.

FUGKING TAXES, they need to eliminate that crap of our paychecks.

Posted by: BOBSTERII | December 9, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Someone "advised" him to not pay taxes? Sounds like people who are advised to not pay their mortgages or a friend who was advised to not pay their credits cards.

Because, you know, they promised to take your moeny and pay for you or something.

Famouse rich people get conned too. Ask Kevin Bacon.

Posted by: BurfordHolly | December 9, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

He should have run for Congress.

Then he would have received a sharply worded reprimand, after which he could have told the court that it was wrong, and gone home.

See Charlie Rangel.

Posted by: postfan1 | December 10, 2010 12:32 AM | Report abuse

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