Wesley Snipes leaves US prison

2013-04-06 16:54

Lewis Run - Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison after serving time on tax charges.

Snipes was convicted in 2008. He was released on Tuesday and placed under home confinement. A Bureau of Corrections spokesperson said on Friday he'll be overseen by the New York Community Corrections Office until 19 July.

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. US 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 <em>Blade</em> trilogy.

Comments

  • Aaron Russells - 2013-04-06 17:35

    welcome back!!!

      Mlungisi Botha - 2013-04-06 20:27

      The taxman still wants his share of his earnings.

      Zanele Princess Nhlangothi - 2013-04-07 10:25

      I love him! I'm sure his daughter is happy now

  • Colin Taylor - 2013-04-06 18:36

    Keep an eye on his new movie which was filmed before he entered prison and will be released this year... Gallow Walkers.....

  • Christopher Booise - 2013-04-06 20:59

    I like this guy.

  • Wessel Jordaan - 2013-04-07 11:19

    My man Snipes..too cool!!!

  • Mira Sturmair - 2013-04-07 13:33

    welcome back - gr8 actor......now for malema to go and do his fair share in prison

      Julius Malememba - 2013-04-07 15:36

      should be in jail longer for being such a crap actor ... hope he goes back soon!!!

  • Wende Tutubalang Wa Mamusa - 2013-04-07 21:28

    Prisons will never lock a person for ever. Welcome come back the greatest actor. Acting to see you again in the cinema

  • eric09 - 2013-04-08 09:38

    Good news

  • Judith Piek - 2013-04-08 10:13

    Blade is back, yeh!

  • Mosis Hanz - 2013-04-08 11:30

    Julius Malememba – you’re are exactly the same type of person as your name sake; a know nothing babbling fool with no prospect of achieving anything substantial; if anyone should go to jail it should be you for your thoughtless idiotic comment…

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