Date: 26th March 2009

Snipes Facing International Travel Ban


Wesley Snipes could be restricted from travelling abroad after he attended a lavish party in Dubai in November while appealing a tax conviction.

The Blade star was handed a three-year prison sentence for tax evasion last year after officials found him guilty of failing to file taxes for five years.

He is currently free on a $1 million (700,000) bond pending an appeal.

While waiting for the outcome of the appeal, Snipes has been allowed to travel abroad for work commitments - with a federal judge ruling the star could fly to London and Bangkok, Thailand to work on movies Gallowwalker and Chasing The Dragon.

Snipes has now asked for permission to travel to Namibia to reshoot scenes for Gallowwalker and then to Italy to film a new action movie.

Source: Press Release