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article imageWesley Snipes released from federal prison

By Anne Sewell     Apr 6, 2013 in Entertainment
In case you've been wondering why Wesley Snipes hasn't appeared in any movies lately, he's been in jail for tax evasion, but has finally been released.
However, don't expect to see him in the movies quite yet, as Snipes, 50, is now subject to home confinement (better known as house arrest) until July 19.
Snipes, famous for films like Rising Sun, Jungle Fever and the Blade trilogy, went to jail in December 2010, after receiving a three-year sentence for not filing his income tax returns.
Forbes reports that during the period 1999 through 2001, Snipes avoided $7 million in taxes, saying that they bet he would have paid it willingly had he known what was coming.
Snipes tried to appeal in July 2011, but the US Supreme Court wasn't hearing anything of it.
Finally, on Tuesday, he was released from McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania and was transferred to the New York Community Corrections Office to finally face home confinement for a few more months. To see where he'll be staying, visit Death and Taxes. Not exactly Beverly Hills.
According to the Globe and Mail, other actors who have suffered extended prison stays and have successfully resume their careers include Robert Downey Jr, Tom Sizemore and Tim Allen, so there's hope yet.
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