BLADE star Wesley Snipes has landed a $200,000 (GBP100,000) legal bill from the U.S. government - seeking to recoup the cost of convicting him on tax evasion charges.
Snipes was handed a three-year sentence in April (08) after officials found him guilty of failing to file his taxes for five years.
The actor already owes almost $3 million (GBP1.5 million) in unpaid tax and now the government have filed a cost of prosecution bill in a bid to reclaim the money officials spent on bringing the case to court.
The bill relates to the huge amount of administration work that went into sorting out Snipes' financial records. Snipes will also have to pay the expense costs of the 13 key witnesses who had to testify at his trial.
Snipes is currently free on bail while his defence team work to overturn his convictions.