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Wesley Snipes has been ordered to report to a Pennsylvania prison no later than Dec. 9 to begin his three-year sentence on tax-evasion charges, according to Reuters.

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Snipes, who was convicted for willful failure to file federal income tax returns, was denied a motion on Wednesday to remain free while appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court .

The 48-year-old actor has until noon on Dec. 9 to surrender himself to the Federal Correction Institution McKean of Lewis Run, Penn. — a medium-security facility for men with an adjacent satellite prison camp for minimum-security male inmates.

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Snipes was convicted in April 2008 in Ocala, Fla., on three misdemeanor charges of failing to file his income tax returns from 1991 to 2001.