Date: 7th July 2008

Snipes allowed to travel abroad

A judge has granted US actor Wesley Snipes permission to travel abroad to work while his lawyers fight convictions for tax offences.

He will be allowed to visit the UK and Thailand for filming and editing on forthcoming movies.

A travel ban request had been made on the grounds he might not return.

In April, Snipes was sentenced for three years in jail for failing to file tax returns, but was granted bail while his convictions are being appealed.

Source: Press Release