Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wesley Snipes Finally Free

"You can put a cat in an oven, but that don't make it a biscuit."

After nearly three years in prison, Wesley Snipes is almost free man.

The Blade star was released this week from a Pennsylvania prison and transferred to house arrest after being admitted in 2010 on charges of federal tax evasion.

According to TMZ, the 50-year-old actor left the McKean Federal Corrections on Tuesday, several months shy of his 36 month sentence.

Snipes is no longer listed as an inmate at the rural facility, and is now listed on the website of the Federal Bureau of Prisons as being  under the watchful eye of the New York Communty Corrections Office.

Officers will keep a watchful eye on the actor as he finishes out his sentence under home confinement, which the FBP lists as July 19.

His release is -- ironically -- just two weeks before tax day.

The Passenger 57 actor was found guilty of not paying as much as $15million in dividends to the government for his earnings from 1999 to 2001.

His lawyers argued that his tax advisers, Douglas P. Rosile and Eddie Ray Kahn, who were also jailed, had duped their client with a claim that there were no laws requiring him to pay tax.