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Wesley Snipes

Released from Prison

4/5/2013 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0405_wesley_snipes_01Passenger 57 is no longer Inmate #43355-018 -- TMZ has learned Wesley Snipes has been released from prison.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons tells TMZ ... Snipes was released on April 2 and transferred to the New York Community Corrections Office, which will oversee his home confinement.

Home confinement (aka house arrest) will end July 19.

Snipes checked into McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania back in December 2010 after he was convicted for failing to file federal income tax returns.

Let this be a reminder ... you've got 10 days left, people!!!

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carla.kendrick    

Wow!!!!!!!!!! I'm really not a big fan of his.. had no idea he was in prison................

566 days ago
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KCINDY    

When he is off probation he will move to a another country.

566 days ago
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Anne    

Wesley Snipes gets prison for not paying taxes while other tax evaders like Timothy Geithner get to be United States Secretary of the Treasury.

566 days ago
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August    

We moved out of the USA in 2005...Wesley need to GETFO of the USA and take all his assets with him!

566 days ago
95.

Jeems    

This reminds me, I need to do mu taxes

566 days ago
96.

AV    

He out, but has to still pay 20 millions back to Uncle Sam?

566 days ago
97.

KINGofRESEDA    

Great, another brother let out of jail. One a brother, always a brother. Looks like a brother, must be a brother. Does not take a brother to know a brother. You get the idea.......

566 days ago
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freedom101    

Disgusting that Americans use government coercion and violence to steal another man's property (i.e. physically handcuffing him and throwing him into a cage). You have no moral right to another person's property.

566 days ago
99.

Jman777    

Hell yeah, now we can finally get a good Blade sequel.

566 days ago
100.

dave    

he is now called LESLIE SNIPES

566 days ago
101.

ocwill19    

Ok wesley snipes was in prison for failing to file taxes that's stupid lindey lohan and amanda bynes are menaces to society and they are still walking around

566 days ago
102.

funnyface26    

I am so happy for him, he is a fantastic actor and I know that producers are scrambling to hire him for a major film!

566 days ago
103.

steve    

Snipes served his time for what he did. Now some say why so long before release? People must understand that if you are convicted for any Federal Crime, regardless if you think Snipes conviction was right or wrong, YOU WILL SERVE 80% OF YOUR SENTENCE BEFORE ANY EARLY RELEASE WHEN YOU COMMIT ANY FEREDRAL OFFENSE. No exceptions for good behavior, ect. This is why the only answer to any type of effective gun control is to make ANY CRIME where a gun is used a seperate Federal Offense from the local or state offense. If those who want no guns, certian guns banned, smaller magazines take an honest look at the truth they will see it is those who legally own guns that rarely ever commit violent crimes. It is those who act illegally and ESPECIALLY repeat criminals who do not serve but a very small amount of jail time under local and state convictions. If this nation wants to truly stop gun violence it is the person who repeatedly shows a violent criminal behavior that we must control (lock up!) If we made it a SEPERATE FEDERAL LAW from the local state law such as robbery, assualt ect that if a person commits a crime and just HAS a gun at any crime, 5 years Federal time, SHOWS the gun 10 years, FIRES the gun and not injury anyone 20 years, INJURES someone 30 years and KILLS someone life. In a very short time you will see gun violence drop dramatically. Why? No more repeat offenders out on the street which is the cause of most gun violence and criminals will see that society is no longer going to tolerate violent behavior and those that choose violence will know it WILL cost them their freedom.
Care to try it? Chicageo would be the perfect place to try this with their gun violence history from 2012 and their track record so far in 2013.
Let's ask Obama to call his friend, the mayor of Chicago and TELL him that for 1 year he is ordering (which he can) Eric Holder that all crimes commited in the Chicago area will also be prosecuted fully by Holder under these new Federal laws.
You will see a drop in the crime rate before the end of the year.

566 days ago
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Me    

Respect the guy for the time he served. But if you think about it , he put himself in jail by disobeying a law. Anyway , I have missed him on the big screen.Good actor and fighter.Hopefully will get a role in something big.Good luck Wes.

565 days ago
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A.M.D    

Good for him, it was a BS situation. Yes we have to pay taxes but honestly, Wesly was the only one who hasn't paid!

565 days ago
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