Wesley Snipes leaves US prison after tax sentence

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Wesley Snipes. AP photo

LEWIS RUN, Pennsylvania — Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania.

Snipes was convicted in 2008 on tax charges. He was released Tuesday. A Bureau of Corrections spokeswoman said Friday he’ll be overseen by the New York Community Corrections Office until July 19.

Snipes entered the McKean federal prison in December 2010 to begin a three-year sentence for failure to file income tax returns.

The 50-year-old actor has appeared in dozens of films, from “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Demolition Man” in the early 1990s to the blockbuster “Blade” trilogy.

Snipes belonged to a group that challenged the government’s right to collect taxes. U.S. prosecutors say he failed to file returns for at least a decade and owed millions of dollars in back taxes.

Snipes had appealed in an Atlanta court, saying he didn’t get a fair trial.

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  • Atawid

    Unlike the Philippines. Daming mga celebrities na merong tax cases pero nothing happens

  • http://www.facebook.com/nat.bacalzo Nat Bacalzo

    snipes is arrogant.

  • BatangSingapore

    malayong malayo talaga ang pilipinas at gobyerno ni abnoy sa amerika. duon nakukulong tax evader pero sa pilipinas pag kinasuhan mo sila ikaw pa makukulong hahahhahaha. mga corrupt kasi mga politiko tulad ni abnoy.

  • spider69

    sana ganito rin si Solenn Heussaff na makatikim ng rehas na bakal para magsilbing aral sa ibang artista na galing ibang Bansa.

  • mangtom

    batangsingapore: why single out Pres. Aquino? Di ba ganyan dati dito sa Pinas? You are just disgruntled with the President. Ikaw ba ay GMA or Estrada tuta?

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