Lauryn Hill Is Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison

Lauryn Hill Is Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison

Grammy-award winning singer Lauryn Hill was on Monday sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay taxes on nearly $1 million in earnings.

The New York Daily News is reporting that she was sentenced to an additional three months of home confinement.

From the AP:

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.

Hill had faced a maximum sentence of one year each on three counts. Her attorney had sought probation.

It was not immediately clear when she would begin serving time.