*Despite reports that Wesley Snipes had surrendered to federal authorities, his lawyer says he has yet to do so.
Snipes was due to begin serving a three-year prison sentence for a tax conviction after being ordered to do so last week by a Florida federal judge, however, a surrender date was not set at the time, according to Snipes’ attorney Daniel Meachum.
TMZ had reported late Friday that Snipes was in custody and en route to federal prison. But Meachum said in an e-mail Monday to the Associated Press today that Snipes has yet to surrender and the lawyer is more focused on trying to free his client rather than a surrender date.
Snipes has been free on bail for two years while appealing his 2008 conviction for willful failure to file income tax returns.