Wesley Snipes is heading to the slammer after not filing his taxes for five years. The action star was sentenced yesterday to three years behind bars – the maximum penalty for tax evasion – despite pleas from fellow actors Woody Harrelson and Denzel Washington. But U.S District Judge William Terrell Hodges refused to release Snipes on probation and order the actor to serve the maximum sentence. Snipes had also been charged – but was acquitted – with tax fraud, filing a false claim, as well as three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file a tax return. Details of when Snipes will start his sentence and the prison where he will serve his term have not yet been released.