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Wesley Snipes leaves US prison

07 April 2013, 07:49

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

Snipes was convicted in 2008. He was released on Tuesday and placed under home confinement. A Bureau of Corrections spokesperson said on Friday he'll be overseen by the New York Community Corrections Office until 19 July.

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 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.

- AP


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