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Dec022010

US Marshals Order Wesley Snipes to Begin Prison Sentence

Photo Courtesy - Paul Archuleta/ FilmMagic(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Wesley Snipes has been ordered by the U.S. Marshals Service in Orlando, Florida to turn himself in to a federal prison in Lewis Run, Pennsylvania on Dec. 9 to begin serving a three-year prison sentence for failing to file income tax returns.

Snipes must check in to Federal Correctional Institution McKean by noon on that date or face additional charges, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Wednesday.

The actor, who ironically was on the run from authorities in the 1998 action-thriller film U.S. Marshals, also starred in the Blade trilogy, White Men Can't Jump and Jungle Fever.  He was convicted in 2008 of not paying taxes on more than $30 million in income.

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