Wesley Snipes was released on April 2 and transferred to the New York Community Corrections Office, which will oversee his home confinement, due to end on July 19.
Snipes, 50, was convicted of three misdemeanor counts back in 2008 for failing to file tax returns from 1999-2001.
Snipes had been paying millions in federal income taxes when, according to prosecutors, he accepted the arguments of his two co-defendants, an accountant and an anti-tax ideologue. In lengthy filings to the IRS, the three defendants claimed they did not legally have to pay taxes, citing an obscure section of the tax code that establishes that foreign sources of income for U.S. citizens are taxable.
We wish Snipes much success and we can’t wait to see him again on the big screen.