Lauryn Hill begins three-month prison sentence for tax evasion
Lauryn Hill has begun a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut for tax evasion.
Former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill, 38, was sentenced in May for failing to pay tax on $1.8 million of her earnings between 2005 and 2007.
A spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons said Lauryn Hill had reported to a minimum security prison in Danbury.
After release, Lauryn Hill will be under parole supervision for a year, with the first three months to be spent confined to her home.
Lauryn Hill will be housed with the general population at the Federal Correctional Institution of Danbury, where prisoners live in open dormitory-style living quarters and are expected to work in jobs such as maintenance, food service or landscaping.
After pleading guilty last year, the singer’s lawyer had sought probation for her, arguing her charitable works, family circumstances and the fact that she later paid back the taxes she owed, should merit consideration.
During her sentencing, Lauryn Hill said she had intended to pay the taxes but could not after withdrawing from public life and ending her music career to raise her children.
Lauryn Hill began singing with hip-hop group The Fugees as a teenager before releasing her acclaimed solo debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, in 1998.
It went on to win five Grammy awards and sold more than 19 million copies worldwide.
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