In a June 6 ruling, the court refused to hear an appeal from Snipes, who was convicted in 2008 on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file income tax returns, according to the Associated Press (AP).
Snipes has starred in films that include "White Men Can’t Jump" and the "Blade" trilogy. He reported in December to a federal minimum security prison to begin a s three-year term, and is expected to be released iin 2013.
The AP also reported that Snipes wanted his trial held in New York City, where he lived. However, the government brought charges against him in Florida, where Snipes’ driver’s license was issued.
Last month, Snipes reportedly tried through his attorneys to re-finance his Alpine, NJ, mansion for $1.6 million.