- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ORLANDO, FLA. (AP) - Attorneys for Wesley Snipes are asking a judge to extend the actor’s bail as he prepares for a possible appeal of his three-year prison sentence for a tax conviction.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that attorneys urged a judge Tuesday to continue the bail while they prepare to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case.

Snipes was recently ordered to begin serving his sentence, but the judge did not set a surrender date. Snipes has been free on bail while appealing his 2008 conviction for willful failure to file income tax returns.

The 48-year-old Snipes starred in the “Blade” trilogy, “White Men Can’t Jump” and other films. He has recently been in Atlanta working on a new movie called “Master Daddy.”

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com