Wesley Snipes: Final Countdown to Jail Time!
Wesley Snipes is trying to do everything he can to avoid jail!
Time is just about up for Wesley Snipes, but he is still grasping for the straw he hopes will save him from prison. During an his recent appearance on the CNN show Larry King Live, Larry read a statement from a member of the jury that convicted Snipes that said, “There was one Juror that had said he knew Mr. Snipes was guilty right when they first saw him during the jury selection.”
As soon as that was read Wesley Snipes’ legal team jumped into action. They have filed a motion for a new trial based on juror misconduct. There has been no word yet on if the motion will be granted.
Barring that motion being allowed, Wesley Snipes is set to report to prison tomorrow. When U.S. Marshall’s gave him the order a few weeks ago Snipes was instructed to surrender at the Federal Correctional Institution in Lewis Run, Pa. by noon on December 9th. There he will be processed and begin carrying out his three year sentence.
Wesley Snipes has tried every legal trick his team could muster over the last few weeks in order to keep himself out of jail, but none of them have worked. He even asked the judge for mercy by begging to be given until January 6th to report so that he could spend the holidays with his four kids who range in age from 4 to 9. That request was denied as was another that would allow him to remain free on bail while they wait to hear if the Supreme Court will hear his pending appeal.
The facility Wesley Snipes will be doing his time in is a medium security prison and prison camp. While a prison camp is not nearly as bad a regular prison (he won’t be in with hardcore murderers, rapists and deviants) and he can expect to be able to do some kind of work and have some socializing with the other inmates, it will not be a fun time. Since it is federal time he will likely have to serve at least 80% of the sentence which means his best case scenario has him being released after 29 months. That would put his best possible release date around May of 2013.
The moral of all of this is: pay your taxes.
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