If Wesley Snipes gets his way he’ll be leaving the country for good rather than face federal time. According to WENN, the troubled actor begged a judge to return his passport so he can shoot two films outside the country.

Snipes, 45, was found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to 3 years in prison in April. He’s currently free on appeal and is seeking the court’s permission to shoot two films in Britain and Thailand.

In court documents, Snipes’ attorney assures the judge his client won’t flee. “Were he to abscond under these circumstances, it would destroy his ability to earn a living for the rest of his life,” said attorney Daniel Meachum.

Meachum adds, “Mr.Snipes will, of course, voluntarily return after his work on this film – as he has done each time he has been granted permission by this court.” Maybe his attorney forgot that time in 2006 when Snipes failed to return from Nambia?

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  • http://FreshFromTheStreetz.blogspot.com Zuley

    His kids are ADORABLE! They look Cambodian rather than Blasian.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Is he gonna get a reality series too?

  • http://www.myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    I just watched too wong foo last night…that’s the best Wesley has ever looked

  • cupcakes

    The judge should make his butt stay right on American soil! He should have been in jail already!

    It must be nice to be a celebrity and and get sentenced and still walk free and schedule when you want to go to jail!

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    lol about the Nambia part
    His asS just missed the plane a few times

  • pointhimout

    i’ll leave and wont look back. grant that passport back if you want to.

  • JustSaying

    He will run for the hill they better not give the nicco his passport back.

  • mizzdallas

    Good they need to lock his black azz up!

  • bklynchick

    Who get’s scheduled to go to jail in the real world not celebrity world for real?

    Are those his kids for real???

    Wesley better sit his five dollar ass down before the IRS makes change out of him (New Jack City)!! :)

  • hellava10

    Wesley who?