While actor Wesley Snipes sits behind bars, credit card giant American Express wants him to pay up.
According to TheWrap.com, AmEx recently hit The Blade star with a lawsuit in Orange County, Fla. They say the actor owes them $29,343, which he racked up prior to his imprisonment.
The company is aiming for the full amount, in addition to interest, court costs and attorney fees.
According to TMZ, Snipes promoted the credit card company in a commercial that was featured in his “Major League” film. His character Willie Mays Hays told fans, “Don’t steal home without it.”-
Snipes is currently serving a three-year prison sentence for failing to file income tax returns. He began his term at Pennsylvania prison in December 2010.
While Snipes issued an appeal of his conviction citing misconduct, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected his claim in September, according to the Associated Press.
Despite the court’s decision, Snipes’ defense attorney Dan Meachum said Snipes still felt that he “did not receive a fair trial decided by a just and impartial jury.”