Wesley Snipes: Supreme Court refuses to hear tax case appeal
In 2008, Snipes was convicted in a Florida federal court on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file income tax returns. In each case he received the maximum sentence -- a year in prison. So, three years total to be served consecutively. Snipes has been in jail since Dec. 9, 2010.
In July 2010, a federal appeals court ruled that Snipes' conviction would stand, adding that it was "well within the considerable discretion" of a U.S. court.
Since his run at a Supreme Court appeal has failed, the "Blade" star will likely serve out the rest of his sentence.