White men really can't jump. But Wesley Snipes can jump to avoid tax evasion charges by the U.S. government. Alas, he was eventually...

Wesley Snipes has officially been released from prison.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirms he was let out April 2 and transferred to the N.Y. Community Corrections Office, which will oversee his house arrest.

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From Passenger 57 to Inmate Number 43355-018...

Despite numerous attempts to overturn his conviction, including a last-minute plea on Larry King Live this week, Wesley Snipes is officially a ward of the state. He checked into McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Lewis Run, Pennsylvania today.

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He's already been Passenger 57. But, soon, Wesley Snipes will getting another number, of the inmate variety.

The action star, who tried his hardest to avoid a prison sentence on tax evasion charges, has been ordered to begin serving his three-year stint at a federal prison in Pennsylvania on December 9.

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He may have proven that white men can't jump, but Wesley Snipes has also made it clear that felons can't avoid jail time.

The actor - who was convicted of tax evasion in 2008, but spent years going to extreme lengths to avoid his sentence - had his latest appeal rejected by a federal judge this week.

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Wesley Snipes really doesn't want to go to prison.

Not that anyone does. But Snipes is going to ridiculous legal lengths to avoid serving a three-year prison term for tax evasion. His first appeal, of the conviction itself, failed. Now he's challenging the length of the three-year sentence.

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All of a sudden, Miley Cyrus giving fans a glimpse of her bra doesn't seem like that big a deal in the world of entertainment news.

Actor Wesley Snipes has been sentenced to three years in prison as punishment for failing to file his tax returns. The actor sat stone-faced â€" while many in the courtroom gasped â€" when the sentence was read.

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Namibia: Great for giving birth and avoiding the authorities!

So the slogan for that nation should read. First, Brangelina camped out there before Angelina Jolie gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel.

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That's right. Wesley Snipes is officially a fugitive of justice.

According to the U.S. Attorneys office, a warrant was issued for him last week after the government filed charges that the actor defrauded the IRS of millions of dollars. The star is accused of failing to pay nearly $12 million in taxes.

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