Wesley Snipes appeals 3 tax convictions in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - November 20, 2009

The actor was sentenced last year to three years in prison on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file his income tax returns. A judge allowed him to remain free on bail as he appealed the convictions.

His attorneys plan to argue before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday that the trial judge erred in multiple ways before and after his conviction.

Prosecutors say Snipes, the star of the "Blade" trilogy, "White Men Can't Jump," "Jungle Fever" and other films, hasn't filed a tax return since 1998.

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