Report: Feds Send Wesley Snipes Bill for Cost of Convicting Him

Wesley Snipes recently received a $217,363 "cost of prosecution" bill from the government for his tax trial, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Included in the bill is $21,052.19 for the time and travel expenses of witnesses, many of whom were IRS employees, the report says.

A hefty portion of the bill — $193,716.98 — is for the cost of scanning, printing and copying documents used in the case, including 260 boxes of documents seized from the Florida firm that prepared Snipes' responses to the IRS, according to the report.

Also charged to Snipes is $2,456.40 for daily trial transcripts, which were necessary so the feds could be "on an equal footing" with the defense, which ordered them, and $138.18 for making certified color copies of trial exhibits, the report says.

Snipes, 45, the star of "Blade" and "White Men Can't Jump," is currently out of jail while his case is on appeal. He was sentenced to three years in prison on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file his income tax returns.

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