Wesley Snipes’ appeal against tax evasion sentence denied

Updated: Jul 17, 2010, 15:36 PM IST

Washington: ‘Blade’ star Wesley Snipes’ appeal against his 3-year prison sentence for tax evasion has been denied.

Snipes, 47, was found guilty in 2008 of not filing tax returns from 1999 to 2001, and consequently failing to pay the government nearly 12,000,000 dollars, TMZ.com reported.

He was sentenced to 36 months in prison, but he made an appeal claiming among other things that his sentence was “unreasonable”.

But a federal appeals court has backed the original ruling, and refused to consider Snipes’ claims that his punishment was way too severe.