Wesley Snipes is headed to jail for three years. Wesley Snipes was convicted of tax evasion and will serve three years for tax-related crimes. Back in 2008, it was discovered that he owed over $15 million in taxes.
While he was ordered to jail this summer, he decided to appeal the sentence and was officially sentenced today. His long-time pal Denzel Washington tried to sway the court and wrote in his defense:
“Wesley is like a mighty oak tree,” Washington wrote, “Many who know him have witnessed the fruit of his labours. I have sat in his shade and even been protected by his presence.”
Shockingly, the judge didn’t buy this oak tree nonsense and away to prison he goes!