Snipes attorneys want to question jurors

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA -- Attorneys for Wesley Snipes want to question the jurors who convicted the movie star of tax-related charges to determine whether any had made up their minds about the trial before it started.

The motion filed Friday in Florida federal court says that an unnamed juror sent Snipes' attorney Daniel Meachum an e-mail claiming that three other jurors had presumed the action star's guilt before the trial started.

The motion says that would violate Snipes' constitutional right to a fair trial.

The movie star was convicted in 2008 of three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file his income tax returns. A federal appeals panel upheld the sentence earlier this month and prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke his bond.

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