Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wesley Snipes Gets 3 Years In Prison!

Pink reader YB from Tampa, FL just gave me the head's up that Wesley Snipes has just been sentenced to 36 months in prison for his 3 misdemeanor convictions of failing to file tax returns ... dayum!

Wesley Snipes was sentenced to 36 months in prison, Thursday. Snipes was convicted of three misdemeanor charges for not filing his taxes. Three years was the maximum sentence allowed. Snipes' defense team spent the morning arguing that he should not have to go to prison. Snipes appeared confident when he arrived at the federal courthouse Thursday morning. In the pre-sentencing report, the probation department said that Snipes' conduct could be construed as trying to obstruct the investigation. The report said that could be grounds to increase Snipes' jail time. Snipes had several character witness letters written by friends, including Woody Harrelson and Denzel Washington.

Wow. The lesson here, folks, is to make sure you always pay your taxes or The Man is gonna screw you hard. I guess this means that we'll have to wait a little longer for Blade IV. See you in about 3 years, Wes. [Source]