Wesley Snipes Out of Prison for Tax Evasion

He'll serve remainder of term under house arrest

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 5, 2013 3:39 PM CDT

(Newser) – Wesley Snipes is a free man again, relatively speaking. The actor has been released from prison and moved to house arrest in New York City, reports TMZ. He had been serving a three-year sentence since December 2010 for failure to pay about $7 million in federal taxes from 1999 to 2001. At the time, he took what turned out to be very bad advice from his accountant and an anti-tax crusader about how he could get away with it, reports USA Today. His home confinement ends in mid-July.

Actor Wesley Snipes is seen in an undated booking photo provided by the United States Marshall Service.   (AP Photo/United States Marshall Service)
Actor Wesley Snipes in 2009.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
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