Snipes released after tax sentence
Published 06/04/2013 | 01:41
Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison after serving time on tax charges.
Snipes, who was convicted in 2008, was released on Tuesday and placed under home confinement.
A Bureau of Corrections spokeswoman said he will 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 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.
The 50-year-old actor has appeared in dozens of films, including the blockbuster Blade trilogy.