Lauryn Hill Begins Jail Sentence for Tax Evasion
July 08, 2013
Lauryn Hill reported to a federal prison on Monday to begin serving a three-month sentence for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes.
The Grammy Award winner will serve her time at a minimum security incarceration facility in Danbury, Connecticut that features open dormitory-style living quarters, the Associated Press reported.
The 37-year-old mother of six pleaded guilty last year to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. She explained in the case that she planned to eventually pay the taxes owed, but was unable to do so during her hiatus from the music business.
After she is released from prison, Hill will be under parole supervision for a year, with the first three months to be spent under home confinement.
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