Wesley Snipes leaves US prison
Published 06/04/2013 | 01:06
Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania.
The Blade actor, who was convicted in 2008 on tax charges, was released on Tuesday.
A Bureau of Corrections spokeswoman said he will be overseen by the New York Community Corrections Office until July 19.
Wesley 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.
Wesley belonged to a group that challenged the US 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.
He had appealed in an Atlanta court, saying he did not get a fair trial.
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