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.
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.
Actor Wesley Snipes in 2009.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
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