Date: 17th April 2008

Snipes 'should serve three years'

Wesley Snipes should spend three years in prison and be fined $5m (2.5m) for tax evasion, US prosecutors have said.

The actor was found guilty in February of failing to submit tax returns, although he was cleared of more serious charges, including fraud.

Prosecutors have now recommended that he faced the maximum penalty for a "brazen defiance" of US tax laws.

The Blade star will be sentenced on 24 April. He was not available to comment.

Source: Press Release