Lauryn Hill jailed for tax evasion

  • American R&B singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced on Monday to three months in jail for tax evasion.

    The 37-year-old Grammy winner also faces three months of home confinement after pleading guilty to the charges last year.

    Hill failed to pay taxes on $1.8 million of earnings between 2005-07.

    In a statement to the judge in the state of New Jersey, Hill said she intended to pay the taxes but was unable to after ending her music career.

    She begins her sentence on July 8.

    Hill has six children, five of whom were fathered by Rohan Marley, the son of Bob Marley.

    In recent years, she has shied away from public life to raise her children.

    Hill began her career with Grammy-award winning hip-hop group Fugees alongside Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel.

    She went on to release her critically acclaimed solo debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, in 1998. The album won five Grammy awards and sold more than 19 million copies worldwide.

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