By Kate Ward
Updated November 24, 2010 at 05:29 PM EST

One week after being ordered to prison for failure to file his income tax returns, Wesley Snipes is asking for bail while his legal team attempts to appeal his conviction for the second time. The actor, who was sentenced in 2008 to three years in prison, has filed a motion, which prosecutors must respond to by next week. “Mr. Snipes has honored the court’s trust before, during trial, as well as pending sentencing and appeal,” the motion read, according to Reuters. “There is no reason to change the court’s judgment now. His ongoing and successful projects in the movie industry further ensure he would not consider fleeing.”

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