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Convict Snipes Can Fly the Coop, For Now

7/3/2008 9:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This does not put the prudence in jurisprudence: a judge actually has given convicted felon Wesley Snipes the OK to jet off to London and Bangkok.

Snipes had begged a Federal judge in Florida to let him go work abroad on a couple movies, and Judge William Terrell Hodges said he could go for three days this month and also to Thailand for eight weeks -- eight weeks. Wes is waiting for his appeal on his conviction on tax evasion charges.

How's this for hilarious: The two films he'll be working on are called "Gallowwalker" and "Chasing the Dragon."

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