- Associated Press - Monday, November 22, 2010

MIAMI (AP) - The attorney for Wesley Snipes says the actor has not yet surrendered to federal authorities to begin serving a three-year prison sentence for a tax conviction.

Attorney Daniel Meachum said in an e-mail Monday that he’s focused on trying to free Snipes rather than a surrender date. Snipes has been free on bail for two years while appealing his 2008 conviction for willful failure to file income tax returns.

A Florida federal judge last week ordered Snipes to begin serving his prison sentence but did not set a surrender date.

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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