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Wesley Snipes leaves Pa. prison after tax sentence

By Associated Press


LEWIS RUN, Pa. >> Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania.

Snipes was convicted in 2008 on tax charges. He was released Tuesday and placed under home confinement. A Bureau of Corrections spokeswoman said Friday he'll be overseen by the New York Community Corrections Office until July 19.

Snipes has appeared in dozens of films, from "White Men Can't Jump" and "Demolition Man" in the early 1990s to the "Blade" trilogy. He entered the McKean prison in December 2010 to begin a three-year sentence for failure to file income tax returns.

Snipes belonged to a group that challenged the government's right to collect taxes. Prosecutors say he failed to file returns for at least a decade and owed millions of dollars in back taxes.

Snipes had appealed in an Atlanta court, saying he didn't get a fair trial.

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manakuke wrote:
Sure thing?
on April 6,2013 | 05:01AM
sayer wrote:
Yikes! Not to even file returns? Asking for trouble.
on April 6,2013 | 05:32AM
HD36 wrote:
No where in the Constitution does it give the Federal Government the authority to tax citizens income. The income tax only became law after the United States gave the Federal Reserve Bank the power of issuing our currency in 1913. The Federal Reserve required that the government tax the income of its citizens in order to pay back the Fed when they loaned the government money. That's why Ron Paul was going to abolish the income tax. Throughout history, as governments became more mismanaged and bloated, they always increased taxes to a point where the citizens revolted. Not me, I'm sending my taxes off on April 15th.
on April 6,2013 | 07:44AM
Allenk wrote:
I believe Mr. Snipes is entitled to his opinion, but not paying taxes is considered breaking the law. Every wage earner knows that!
on April 6,2013 | 08:32AM
cojef wrote:
However, over 40 million citizens pay no Federal income taxes. Of note is that over 30 million citizens do not have health insurance and will be covered starting next year. Taxpayers are picking up the tab.
on April 6,2013 | 10:23AM
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