By Margaret Lyons
Updated November 19, 2010 at 07:54 PM EST

A Florida judge has ordered Wesley Snipes to begin serving his prison sentence, rejecting Snipes’ request for a new trial; according to Reuters, “it was not immediately clear when or where Snipes would begin serving his time behind bars.” Snipes was sentenced in 2008 to three years in prison, stemming from a three misdemeanor convictions for failing to file tax returns.

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