As noted in the post for her new single, “Consumerism,” Former Fugee Lauryn Hill was released from prison after serving a three month sentence on tax evasion charges.
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According to ABC News, Lauryn Hill was released from a Danbury, CT federal prison on Friday where she served a three month bid after pleading guilty for failure to pay taxes.
Following her release from prison, Ms. Hill’s attorney, Nathan Hochman, released a statement in behalf of the Grammy award winning artist:
“She was released several days early based on a number of factors the Bureau of Prisons takes into consideration, including good behavior. She will now start today a one-year period of probation with three months of home confinement during that year.”
Lauryn Hill’s prison sentence stemmed from failure to pay taxes on nearly $2 million in earnings for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Although she is a free woman, Lauryn Hill will be on house arrest for three months, and probation for one-year.