Judge Rules Wesley Snipes Can Travel Despite Tax Evasion Conviction

Wesley Snipes can travel overseas for filming, despite the U.S. government's objections.

U.S. attorneys in Ocala wanted to restrict Snipes' travel because the actor attended a party in Dubai last November for the opening of a resort.

Senior U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges said Tuesday that Snipes did exceed a July 2008 court order limiting his travels to London and Bangkok for work on movies. However, Hodges also said Snipes had never failed to appear in court when required.

A Florida jury convicted the action star last year of willfully failing to file income taxes. Snipes is free on bond while he appeals the conviction and a three-year prison sentence.

Snipes had sought permission to travel to Namibia and London for filming.