Lauryn Hill Goes to Jail

Will serve 3 months in prison for tax evasion

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jul 8, 2013 1:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – Lauryn Hill has started serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. A spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons says the Grammy-winning singer reported today to the federal prison in Danbury. The onetime Fugees singer pleaded guilty last year in New Jersey to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007; she had faced a maximum sentence of one year each on three counts of failing to file taxes. (Click for more tax troubles of the stars.)

Eight-time Grammy winning singer Lauryn Hill, center, walks to federal court in Newark, NJ, Monday, May 6, 2013, for sentencing in her tax evasion case.
Eight-time Grammy winning singer Lauryn Hill, center, walks to federal court in Newark, NJ, Monday, May 6, 2013, for sentencing in her tax evasion case.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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