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Snipes lawyers to question jurors?

Wesley Snipes was convicted of tax-related charges
Wesley Snipes was convicted of tax-related charges

Wesley Snipes' lawyers say they want to question jurors who convicted the actor of tax-related charges to determine whether any had made up their minds about his guilt before trial.

The motion filed in Florida federal court says an unnamed juror sent Snipes' lawyer Daniel Meachum an email claiming that three other jurors had presumed the actor's guilt.

The motion says that would violate the Blade star's constitutional right to a fair trial.

Snipes was convicted in 2008 of three counts of wilful failure to file his income tax returns.

The 47-year-old is free on an appeals bond.

However, federal prosecutors in Florida have asked a judge to revoke the bond and order Snipes to begin serving a three-year sentence.

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