Snipes avoids jail — for now

Thesp is granted stay before starting prison term for tax evasion

Wesley Snipes won’t be going to jail quite so soon, a U.S. District Court ruled on Monday.

Snipes, who was found guilty of tax evasion in 2008, was granted an emergency stay by a judge of the Middle District of Florida. The actor was scheduled to surrender to a U.S. Marshal Sept. 2 to begin serving a three-year sentence.

Counsel for the United States agreed to the stay, which does not include a new date for Snipes’ surrender. The court ordered that several pending motions in the case must be ruled on before a new date may be set.

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