Looks like Wesley Snipes’s take on J. Edgar Hoover might have to wait a while. TMZ reports that the 48-year-old actor has surrendered himself to authorities and is in transit to a federal prison to begin serving out his three-year sentence for federal tax evasion. “The defendant Snipes had a fair trial,” said U.S. District Judge Terrell Hodges in his ruling, which rejected Snipes’s last-minute request for a new hearing. “He has had a full, fair and thorough review of his conviction and sentence by the Court of Appeal; and he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his present claims, during all of which he has remained at liberty. The time has come for the judgment to be enforced.” [TMZ, E!]
For a complete history of the actor’s legal troubles, click on the slideshow below.