Singer and songwriter Lauryn Hill began serving her three-month sentence for tax evasion at a minimum-security federal correctional institution in Danbury, Conn.
The former lead singer of the Fugees who won a Grammy for her album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” was sentenced in May to three months in prison and three months of home confinement for failing to file tax returns for five years and not reporting more than $2.3 million in income (see Fugees Singer Lauryn Hill Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion). In addition to the prison term and home confinement, the judge sentenced Hill to serve a year of supervised release and ordered her to pay a $60,000 fine in addition to her restitution to the IRS. Judge Arleo also ordered Hill to fully cooperate with the IRS, including payment of outstanding interest and penalties on her tax obligations. According to the Associated Press, she will be confined in an open dormitory type of facility with the general prison population. She reported to prison Monday.
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