Prosecutors Seek To Revoke Wesley Snipes' Bond

Wesley Snipes headshot, actor AP

Wesley Snipes is free on bond while appealing his 2008 conviction. (AP)

OCALA, Fla. (CBS/AP) Actor Wesley Snipes could soon be behind bars, if federal attorneys have their way.

Prosecutors have asked a central Florida judge to revoke Snipes' bond if the 48-year-old actor's effort to get a new trial is successful.

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Snipes, who was sentenced to three years in prison, is free on bond while appealing his 2008 conviction on charges he willfully failed to file federal tax returns.

His attorney claims that in 2008, some jurors had decided without hearing any evidence that Snipes was guilty. They also say prosecutors hid damaging information about a key witness.

Federal prosecutors on Monday said questioning those jurors about their deliberations would violate juror rules and intimidate future juries.

Snipes did not appear at Monday's hearing.

The actor is best known for his work in the "Blade" trilogy and in such action films as "Demolition Man" and "U.S. Marshals."

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