CATEGORIES Movie NewsApril 15 is almost here, so you'd better file that tax return soon or else you might end up like Wesley Snipes.
The "Blade" actor recently got out of prison after serving three years on tax evasion charges. According to TMZ, Snipes was released from McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania on April 2 and will continue to be under house arrest until July 19.
The 50-year-old was convinced in 2008 on three misdemeanor counts for failing to file his tax returns and cheating the government out of $7 million. Throughout the case, Snipes maintained his innocence and blamed two co-defendants for advising him wrongly. But the government said he was part of a radical anti-tax group that doesn't believe the Internal Revenue Service has the power to collect taxes.
His legal troubles have derailed Snipes's acting career. He had been set to star in Spike Lee's 2008 movie "Miracle at St. Anna," but he was replaced by Derek Luke. And Snipes turned down the role that went to Terry Crews in 2010's "The Expendables," because the court wouldn't allow him to travel overseas. But perhaps a comeback is in store: As Dolph Lundgren told Movieweb, producers want Snipes for the cast of "Expendables 3."