Snipes out of prison

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

Snipes out of prison

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

Snipes was convicted in 2008, and released on Tuesday from the Pennsylvania jail and placed under home confinement.

A Bureau of Corrections spokeswoman said yesterday that 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.

He 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 'Blade' trilogy.

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