Convicted tax crook, Wesley Snipes has been ordered by a federal judge to reimburse the U.S. government over $217,000 for the cost of prosecuting his tax evasion case. Ocala, Florida’s Star-Banner newspaper reports that Senior U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges over the objections of Mr. Snipes’ lawyers took the recommendation of U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary R. Jones that Mr. Snipes be held fiscally responsible for the prosecution of his case. Earlier in the year Mr. Snipes was found guilty of three misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file tax returns, but acquitted him of felony conspiracy and tax fraud charges and three additional counts of failure to file. He was sentenced to three years in prison but is free on bail as he appeals his conviction.
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