Lawyers for actor Wesley Snipes have filed a motion requesting a change of venue in his tax evasion trial, claiming that the current location is "a hotbed of Klan activity."

Snipes was indicted in October 2006 for claiming a total of nearly $12 million in fraudulent tax refunds in 1996 and 1997 and for failing to file tax returns between 1999 and 2004. The trial was scheduled to begin in January in Ocala, Fla.

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