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By / 03.26.09

Wesley Snipes was sentenced to three years in jail for tax evasion last year, but has since been free on bail pending an appeal. Sadly, he recently got caught leaving the country to go to “the party of the century” in Dubai, and a federal judge has revoked his passport.

Government lawyers argue that Snipes, 46, made an “unauthorized” trip last November to the United Arab Emirates for the star-studded opening of the $1.5 billion Atlantis, The Palm Hotel. As a result of the Dubai trip, a federal judge in Florida ordered Snipes to surrender his passport. Prosecutors apparently only learned of Snipes’s travel to Dubai when paparazzi photos from the hotel opening were published.
Last week he sought permission to travel to Italy for 14 weeks to film “Game of Death.” He also wants to spend two weeks in Namibia for reshoots on “Gallowwalker.” In opposing Snipes’s travel requests, federal prosecutors also noted that Namibia “has become known as a haven for international fugitives.”

Ouch.  That seems like an unnecessary dig.  I bet the prosecutor just wanted to stand up in court and say, Wesley Snipes is… INTERNATIONAL FUGITIVE.”  And then the Defense could stand up and be all like, “Your honor? ALWAYS BET ON BLACK.”


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