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Wesley Snipes "In Transit" to Prison

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Nov. 22 2010, Published 5:41 a.m. ET

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After being sentenced to prison for three year on tax evasion charges, Wesley Snipes is now officially in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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MyFox Orlando reports that the Federal Bureau of Prisons website states Wesley is "In Transit."

Wesley was ordered by a federal judge on Friday to surrender to authorities so he can begin serving his sentence.

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The 48-year-old actor's attorney had requested a new trial, but the motion was denied by U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges. During the appeal, Wesley was free on bond.

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In 2008, the Blade star was convicted on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file his income tax returns.

He had previously appealed his conviction when a witness against Wesley, former financial adviser Kenneth Starr, was convicted of fraud.

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However, a federal appeals panel upheld his three-year sentence this July.

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