Lawyers for "Blade" actor Wesley Snipes will appear before a Florida federal judge to ask for a new trial claiming that the jury that found Snipes guilty of tax fraud in 2008 was biased against him, the Orlando Sentinel reported Monday.

His lawyers now say they have emails and other evidence to suggest three jurors had determined Snipes, 48, was guilty before his tax-conspiracy trial even began.

He was sentenced to three-years in prison after being found guilty in April 2008 on three misdemeanor counts of failing to file federal income tax returns.

The Orlando-born actor previously appealed his conviction when a key witness against Snipes -- former financial adviser Kenneth Starr -- was himself convicted of fraud.

But this July, a federal appeals panel in Atlanta upheld the three-year prison sentence for Snipes.

He has been free on bond throughout the appeal process.

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