Wesley Snipes Leaves U.S. Prison After Tax Sentence
LEWIS RUN, Pennsylvania (AP) – Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison after serving time on tax charges.
Snipes was convicted in 2008. He was released Tuesday and placed under home confinement. A Bureau of Corrections spokeswoman said Friday he'll be overseen by the New York Community Corrections Office until July 19.
Snipes entered prison in December 2010 to begin a three-year sentence for failure to file income tax returns.
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.
The 50-year- old actor has appeared in dozens of films, including the blockbuster “Blade” trilogy.