Wesley Snipes Argues For New Trial In Florida

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    Actor Wesley Snipes is arguing for a new trial.

    Federal attorneys have asked a central Florida judge to revoke Wesley Snipes' bond if the actor is granted a new trial.

    Snipes did not attend the hearing Monday in a federal court in Ocala. His attorneys say he deserves a new trial because two jurors have come forward with claims that in 2008, other jurors had decided without hearing any evidence that Snipes was guilty of willfully failing to file federal tax returns. They also say prosecutors hid damaging information about a key witness.

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

    The star of the "Blade" trilogy faces a three-year prison sentence. Snipes has been free on bond while appealing.

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