Singer Lauryn Hill has been released from federal prison after serving a three-month sentence stemming from her tax evasion case.
The ex-Fugees songstress, who earned critical acclaim with her 1998 solo album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," was released early Friday from a minimum security facility in
Hill was imprisoned after she was convicted on three misdemeanor counts of tax evasion for failing to pay taxes on more than $1.5 million earned between 2005 and 2007. She began serving her sentence on July 8 following her May sentencing and, under her plea agreement, she'll serve an additional three months under home confinement at her South Orange, N.J., residence.
Last summer, the 38-year-old pleaded guilty, admitting at the time that she intentionally failed to file tax returns in 2005, 2006 and 2007. There were unpaid state and federal taxes for 2008 and 2009 at the time of sentencing, and in all, Hill failed to pay taxes on about $2.3 million in income. She repaid about $1 million in back taxes owed and made her final payment right before sentencing in May.
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