Wesley Snipes begins 3-yr prison term for tax evasion

London: Actor Wesley Snipes will begin serving his three-year sentence for tax evasion at a federal prison in the US state of Pennsylvania.

Snipes arrived shortly before a 1700 GMT deadline at the Federal Correction Institution McKean in Lewis Run, confirmed Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman, Ed Ross.

The 48-year-old star of the Blade films was convicted in Florida in 2008 of failing to file tax returns.

In a TV interview on Tuesday night, he said he was not nervous about reporting to prison.

"He’ll go through an orientation process and will begin serving his sentence,” a news channel quoted Ross as saying.

Snipe’s lawyer says the case contains irregularities and the ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ and ‘Demolition Man’ actor will seek a review.

The prison houses 300 inmates, is minimum security and has no perimeter fencing. However, there are five roll calls a day, three of them overnight, Associated Press news agency reports.

Snipes, who earned millions for the Blade series, can spend less than 300 dollars a month in prison facilities.

"We recognise that he is high profile, but we treat all our inmates the same," a spokeswoman for McKean, Shirley White, said.

ANI

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