Wesley Snipes has been released from prison
Trudy Tomlinson Special to the AmNews | 4/9/2013, 10:59 a.m.
Wesley Snipes has been released from Federal prison, where he was serving time for tax evasion.
According to TMZ, Snipes was released on April 2 from the Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania, where he's been serving his sentence since 2010. He was then transferred to the New York Community Corrections Office located in Brooklyn, who will be overseeing his home confinement. He served two years out of his three-year sentence.
Snipes, 50, was charged back in 2008 after he failed to pay federal taxes. During that time he filed a number of appeals, before being sentenced, reported The Guardian. He earned a reported $37 million between 1999 and 2004
Snipes reportedly blamed his tax advisors for his failure to pay taxes He also reportedly belonged to a tax resisters group; a group that challenges the government's right to collect taxes.
"This is another thing that has been misreported: It has been framed that I was a conspirator and that I was an architect in a scheme by an organization that has been characterized as tax protesters," Snipes said in an interview with Larry King in 2010.
"The press hasn't reported that I was a client of people who I trusted (who) had knowledge and expertise in the areas of tax law that would protect my interests."
Prosecutors said he failed to file returns for at least ten years. Snipes will remain on house arrest until July 19.