Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes has received a three year prison sentence for tax offences.
A federal judge handed down the maximum term requested by prosecutors - one year for each of Snipes' convictions of wilfully failing to file a tax return.
United States District Judge William Terrell Hodges said the action star had shown a "history of contempt over a period of time" for US tax laws.
"In my mind these are serious crimes, albeit misdemeanours", he said.
Snipes apologised, saying: "I am an idealistic, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritually motivated artist, unschooled in the science of law and finance."
That's one of the best quotes I've heard in a long time. BBC News has the story.