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Lauryn Hill Sentenced to Three Months in Jail

Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison after failing to pay taxes on $1.8 million in earnings between 2005 and 2007, according to The Associated Press. In addition...

Natalie Abrams
Natalie Abrams

Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison after failing to pay taxes on $1.8 million in earnings between 2005 and 2007, according to The Associated Press.

In addition to her three month sentence, she'll have an additional three months of home confinement. During her sentencing, Hill told the judge that she always planned to pay the taxes, but was unable to when she dropped out of the music business.

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Lauryn Hill pays tax bill ahead of sentencing

Earlier Monday, Hill reportedly paid more than $970,000 for taxes owed. Hill previously said that she didn't file her tax returns from 2005 to 2007 to protect her family from threats she was receiving at the time. She pleaded guilty last June and currently faces the maximum of one year for each count of tax evasion, but her attorney is hoping for probation.