Lauryn Hill gets 3 months for failing to pay taxes

Lauryn Hill gets 3 months for failing to pay taxes

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NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 22: Signer Lauryn Hill is seen leaving court after the judge postpones her sentencing and gave her two weeks to pay back taxes April 22, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Hill pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges in June 2012 for failure to pay federal taxes on USD 1.8 million earned from 2005-2007. She faces a maximum one-year jail sentence for each of the three accounts. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 9:11 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes.
 
She was also sentenced Monday in Newark to three additional months of home confinement.
 
The 37-year-old South Orange resident pleaded guilty last year in the case.
 
During a forceful statement to the judge, Hill explained she had always meant to eventually pay the taxes but was unable to during a period of time when she dropped out of the music business.
 
Before the sentencing, her attorney had said Hill had paid more than $970,000 to satisfy the state and federal tax liabilities.
 
Hill had faced a maximum sentence of one year each on three counts. Her attorney had sought probation.
 
She's to report to prison July 8. It's not clear where she'll serve her sentence.
 
 

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