Snipes Has Been Sentenced To 3 Years In Tax Fraud Case:
OCALA, Fla. -- Wesley Snipes was sentenced to 36 months in prison, Thursday.
Snipes was convicted of three misdemeanor charges for not filing his taxes. Three years was the maximum sentence allowed.
Snipes’ defense team spent the morning arguing that he should not have to go to prison.
Three years for misdemeanors? The punishment seems a bit hefty in this case. The government clearly wanted to make an example out of Snipes. And Snipes will spend the next 36 months thinking about that example. It all seems a bit steep for a victimless crime, no?