America

Singer Lauryn Hill Sentenced To Three Months For Tax Evasion

Lauryn Hill departs the court on Monday in Newark, New Jersey. i i

hide captionLauryn Hill departs the court on Monday in Newark, New Jersey.

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images
Lauryn Hill departs the court on Monday in Newark, New Jersey.

Lauryn Hill departs the court on Monday in Newark, New Jersey.

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill will spend three months in jail for failing to pay income tax on about $1.8 million in earnings.

Hill, 37, pleaded guilty last year to three counts of tax evasion. She was sentenced on Monday.

The Associated Press reports:

"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."

TMZ says the judge in the case told Hill that after her release she would spend another three months under house arrest followed by 9 months of supervised release.

Hill was a member of the hip hop group Fugees before embarking on a solo career.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: