Washington, (ANI): Wesley Snipes is not ready to go behind bars for the tax evasion without a fight, as he believes he wasn't given a fair trial. He has now filed documents requesting a brand new one.
According to documents filed in Florida federal court, Snipes, who was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison, claims there was jury misconduct during his trial and he's got the emails to prove it, reports TMZ. In the docs, Snipes claims his defense team received emails after the trial was over from two jurors, who claimed three of the other jurors 'told us (Snipes) was guilty before they even heard the first piece of evidence.'
In the docs, Snipes says the government failed to disclose that the key witness against him, his former accountant Kenneth Starr, was actually under investigation for engaging in 'criminal activities of conspiring to evade income taxes' with another client.
Snipes' attorney argues that if the jury knew Starr was being investigated they wouldn't have believed his damning testimony against Snipes.