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Middle District of Florida Judge Takes Passport from Actor Wesley Snipes

Convicted Ocala, Florida Federal Criminal Defendant and Hollywood Actor Wesley Snipes was ordered to turn over his U.S. Passport by a Federal Judge this week. Snipes was convicted last year by an Ocala, FL jury for three federal misdemeanor charges claiming that he willfully failed to file tax returns for three years. Post- sentence and pending his appeal, he was given permission by the court to travel to Bangkok and London for two previously arranged film projects.

Mr. Snipes, despite not having the permission of the Middle District of Florida U.S. District Court, traveled to Dubai, UAE for an A-list celebrity party. Outed by the tabloids, the U.S. Attorney’s Office requested that Wesley Snipes’ passport to be confiscated. According to Forbes Magazine, the Court agreed with the government–leaving Mr. Snipes without a passport and only to star in domestically-shot films.


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