Wesley Snipes attends the Radical Studios Comic-Con dinner party at the Donovan's on July 24, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Gertty Images For Radical Studios)

LEWIS RUN, Pennsylvania (AP) — Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison after serving time on tax charges.

Snipes was convicted in 2008. 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 entered 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. U.S. prosecutors say he failed to file returns for at least a decade and owed millions of dollars in back taxes.

The 50-year-old actor has appeared in dozens of films, including the blockbuster “Blade” trilogy.

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