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Wesley Snipes and Other Celebrity Tax Evaders

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Wesley Snipes and Other Celebrity Tax Evaders

Wesley Snipes in 'Brooklyn's Finest' (Photo: Overture Films)

Hey, Wesley Snipes, you don't need to be looking over your shoulder anymore. You're outta jail!

The 50-year-old actor moved out of his jail cell this week and is finishing out his three-year prison sentence for tax evasion at home.

Here are other big names who have evaded their taxes over the years:

(AP Photo)

Just last week, Stephen Baldwin proved he is a luckier man than Snipes, admitting to a county court in New York he failed to pay his 2008, 2009, and 2010 income taxes. The 46-year-old actor's record will be once again squeaky clean if he coughs up the remaining $300 thousand of the state's $400 thousand tab within a year. Failure to do so will result in five years probation.

Willie Nelson doesn't just get in trouble with the law for marijuana-related offenses, the feds seized most of his assets in 1990, forcing the singer-writer to cough up more than $16 million in back taxes and fines. Nelson's name, however, was later cleared when it was discovered that Price Waterhouse invested his money instead of using it to pay his taxes.

Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill, who rose to fame as part of the Fugees, pleaded guilty last year when the IRS went after her for more than $1.5 million she owed.

The hardest working man in Hollywood, Nicolas Cage, failed to give the government approximately $6 million and later had to pay quite dearly in back taxes and fines.

The list of well known tax evaders goes on and on, including, '20s gangster Al Capone, media entrepreneur Martha Stewart, recent U.S. Secretary of Treasury (of all people!) Tim Geithner, pop singer Marc Anthony, and Dorothy herself, Judy Garland.