Defense attorney Carmen Hernandez signaled in court that Snipes would pursue an appeal.
Snipes was not taken into custody and is likely to serve the sentence at a federal prison in New Jersey, where he lives.
Snipes made a $5 million payment to the treasury yesterday, but prosecutors said that was a "fraction" of what he owes, which could total more than $20 million with fines and interest.
Actors Denzel Washington and Woody Harrelson were among those who had sent letters of support to the court attesting to the actor's good character.
Snipes' lawyers argued he should get only probation, because the convictions were misdemeanors and the actor had no previous criminal record. He was acquitted during the jury trial of two felony charges.
J.Lo vs. Ripa
Is there enough TLC to go around for Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Ripa? Both have signed development deals with the network, TVGuide.com reports.
Lopez will grace us with an inside, documentary-style look at how she manages multiple careers - singer, actress, clothing designer - while still finding time for her husband, singer Marc Anthony, and their twins.
Ripa and her hubby, actor Mark Consuelos, are looking in a few directions, giving TLC first dibs on whatever their production company comes up with.
Keys loses voice
First, her opening act, "American Idol's" Jordin Sparks, had to bow out due to vocal cord issues, and now headliner Alicia Keys has canceled shows in Pittsburgh and Cleveland after straining her vocal cords.
Keys was reportedly in fine voice when she performed at the Liacouras Center on Monday. Keys was expected to be back onstage for a gig tomorrow in Columbus. Sparks, who missed the Philly show, is out of the action for at least a month.
Orlando finds himself
Orlando Brown, a star of Disney Channel's "That's So Raven," turned up a day after his publicist reported him missing.
The 20-year-old actor-musician had disappeared Tuesday morning. He re-emerged Wednesday with a lengthy statement.
"It was wrong for me not to inform my manager . . . about my whereabouts . . . but I felt a little lost and needed to get away," Brown said, adding that he had been upset over being turned down as opening act at a nightclub.
Elvis Presley's 1960 stopover at Glasgow Prestwick Airport in Scotland - long considered his only visit to the British Isles - was a brief one. But the Brits know how to treat a royal right, so there's a plaque marking the spot and an Elvis-themed bar nearby.
Now, a decades-old secret has been revealed: The King of Rock and Roll visited London in 1958, touring the sights with British rocker Tommy Steele.
Steele, now 71, said in a written note to London's Daily Mail that he wished the secret had never come out. "I can only hope he can forgive me," he said of Presley, who died in 1977 at the age of 42. "It was an event shared by two young men sharing the same love of their music and the same thrill of achieving something unimaginable."
A spokesman for Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis, Tenn., denied the secret trip ever took place.
Meanwhile, the Scots aren't taking the news well.
The bartender at the lounge hung up the phone, the Associated Press reports, when asked about the King's London sojourn. Airport Chief Executive Mark Rodwell told the BBC that he wants photographic proof that Presley was actually in London.
"As far as we are concerned, until it is proved otherwise Prestwick Airport remains the only place in the United Kingdom that Elvis Presley ever set foot," he said. *