Wesley Snipes is Out of Prison, and Into House Arrest

during the photo call for the film ' Brooklyn's Finest ' at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Andrew Medichini, AP Actor Wesley Snipes attends the "Brooklyn's Finest" photocall during the 66th Venice Film Festival Sept. 8, 2009.

After serving more than two years in jail for tax evasion, actor Wesley Snipes was released earlier this week, though he will remain under house confinement until July 19.

Snipes, 50, began his three-year sentence on Dec. 9, 2010 in northern Pennsylvania after he was charged for failing to file his tax returns from 1999 to 2001. However, he was acquitted of felony fraud and filing false tax claims. According to TMZ, he was released on Tuesday. Snipes -- who is famous for his roles in the "Blade" trilogy, "Rising Sun," and "White Men Can't Jump," among other films -- owes the government $7 million, as reported by the New York Daily News. In June 2011, he appealed his sentence arguing that it was too harsh, but the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal.

It is unclear where he will spend the remainder of his sentence. At the time of his arrest, he was living in a suburb of Orlando, Fla. Snipes has five children and is married to painter Nakyung "Nikki" Park.


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Reuters contributed reporting to this article.

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