Judge Rejects Wesley Snipes's Last-Ditch Plea To Postpone Prison Surrender

A federal judge today rejected Wesley Snipes’s “emergency” plea to forestall his prison surrender until after the holidays, noting that the actor has had more than two years to “place his affairs in order” and prepare family members for his incarceration.

In a motion filed Friday in U.S. District Court, Snipes noted that he has “four minor children ranging in age from 4 years old to 9 years old” and that he was scheduled to surrender “in the middle of the holiday season.”

This argument did not sway Judge William Terrell Hodges, who today issued an order denying Snipes’s motion. “The natural and inevitable consequence of any substantial sentence or imprisonment,” Hodges ruled, “is to separate Defendant from his family during holidays and at all other times of significance to a particular family unit—birthdays, weddings, and the like.”

Snipes, 48, is scheduled Thursday to surrender at a Pennsylvania prison to begin serving a three-year sentence for failing to file income tax returns. Snipes is pictured above in a Unites States Marshals Service mug shot.

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First they put away the dealers, keep our kids safe and off the street. Then they put away the prostitutes, keep married men cloistered at home. Then they shooed away the bums, then they beat and bashed the queers, turned away asylum-seekers, fed us suspicions and fears. We didn't raise our voice, we didn't make a fuss. It's funny there was no one left to notice when they came for us.
Yeah, it's not liked he 'robed' anybody!
It's time for this slime to spend some time in a plush federal hotel. I wonder how much of his unreported income will be waiting for him when he comes out. Not a bad investment. Three years for many millions - not bad.
Well, Wesley, you should have gone into politics. Being black and a tax cheat in politics is almost a guarantee for a long dip into the taxpayers pockets.
Life just is not fair for all tax cheats. Rangle if you were half a man, you would post bail for Wesley and Barry you could do your part and offer him a job on your staff........
He should have ask Rep Charlie Rangel how he avoids going to jail over not paying HIS taxes.
What a pussy. What happened to BLADE? I thought Snipes was supposed to be a big Martial Atrs Vampire Killer? He sounds more like a WOMAN, to me. "Hey Wessy. How about picking up that soap for me?"
Seems fair BUT what about all those senators and congressmen who owe taxes for YEARS???? WHY ARE THEY NOT IN JAIL????
Seems to me Charlie Rangel would be Wes' ideal cellmate.