- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 2, 2010

OCALA, FLA. (AP) - Actor Wesley Snipes is heading back to court, hoping to convince a central Florida judge he deserves a new trial because he claims the jury was biased.

U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges will hear arguments Nov. 15.

Snipes argues some jurors decided he was guilty before hearing any evidence and prosecutors hid damaging information about a key witness.

Snipes faces a three-year prison sentence for tax-related crimes. Snipes was found guilty of willfully failing to file federal tax returns.

Defense lawyers say they received e-mails from two jurors who claim that three other members of the jury made up their minds before the 2008 trial began. An e-mail said the verdicts were a compromise.

Snipes has been free on bond while appealing.

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Information from: Ocala Star-Banner, https://www.starbanner.com/


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