to Stay Incarcerated For Failing to File Taxes
The US Supreme Court announced on Monday that it has denied Wesley Snipes’ appeal regarding his tax evasion charges.
At age 48, Snipes has been serving a prison sentence for neglecting to pay his income taxes. In 2008, he was federally charged for failing to file income taxes and was ordered to spend a 36 month sentence in prison. He has been in prison since December 2010 for not paying $15.6 million in taxes than span over a period of six years.
The Courthouse News Service stated that Snipes claims he was wrongly charged because the case was brought against him in Florida. Snipes claims that the charge made by federal prosecutors in Florida was improper. He believes that it should have been based in New York. Prosecutors proved their case valid by demonstrating that Snipes’ birthplace was the state of Florida and he also held a driver’s license from the same state. However, Snipes claims that he has renewed his driver’s license in New York several times.
The judge refused to comment on the topic Monday meaning Snipes will have to serve out his three-year prison term. Snipes remains optimistic about the future despite his expressed disappointment in the US justice system.