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during the photo call for the film ' Brooklyn's Finest ' at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Andrew Medichini, AP Actor Wesley Snipes attends the "Brooklyn's Finest" photocall during the 66th Venice Film Festival Sept. 8, 2009.
After serving more than two years in jail for tax evasion, actor Wesley Snipes was released earlier this week, though he will remain under house confinement until July 19.

Snipes, 50, began his three-year sentence on Dec. 9, 2010 in northern Pennsylvania after he was charged for failing to file his tax returns from 1999 to 2001. However, he was acquitted of felony fraud and filing false tax claims. According to TMZ, he was released on Tuesday. Snipes -- who is famous for his roles in the "Blade" trilogy, "Rising Sun," and "White Men Can't Jump," among other films -- owes the government $7 million, as reported by the New York Daily News. In June 2011, he appealed his sentence arguing that it was too harsh, but the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal.

It is unclear where he will spend the remainder of his sentence. At the time of his arrest, he was living in a suburb of Orlando, Fla. Snipes has five children and is married to painter Nakyung "Nikki" Park.


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Reuters contributed reporting to this article.

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mhouseboat1

Wesley, Pay the 7 million you owe! Your butt needs to be put back in jail until you pay.
Big Jerk---

April 08 2013 at 4:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
maloontransllc

How about they lock every congresman and senator up for wasting billions in taxes !!

April 07 2013 at 4:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Virginia

Please, this is not about being black. It is about paying your taxes - sooooo stop already playing the black card. I had to pay them along with many thousands of other people in our wonderful country. It is about doing the right thing no matter who you are.

April 07 2013 at 10:31 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
crujr2

Welcome back home Mr. Snipes, get you some good home lovin and lets get back on the big screen.

April 06 2013 at 6:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jadesounds

$7 million does sound extreme for 3 years of not paying taxes.

April 06 2013 at 5:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sadlerscuba

Wesley ... Glad Your Home Bro ... God Bless.

April 06 2013 at 5:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mlbj77

anywhere he spends it is better than prison...if he still has a multimillion dollar home I am sure it wont be that rought other than the fact he cant leave the comforts of home.....i like him as an actor, but if it happens to you and I...then it should also happen to the rich and famous

April 06 2013 at 4:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ElectricXebra5

If he was a White Wall Street Banker, He would not have spent any time behind bars!

April 06 2013 at 4:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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stannsac2

Whats your proof and your point?

April 06 2013 at 9:40 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ck55407

WOW!! Where have I been. Didin't even know Wes was in prison. LOL and here I was, wondering why he hasn't made any movies lately. Welcome back WES :-)

April 06 2013 at 4:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ravennightfall31

Nobody messed with him in the joint, that's for sure. First fool who tried some bum hugging had their ass kicked!

April 06 2013 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply