Lauryn Hill goes to jail for 3 months

Lauryn Hill
American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison after failing to pay taxes on $1.8 million in earnings between 2005 and 2007, reports The Associated Press. In addition to her three month sentence, she'll have an additional three months of home confinement. During her sentencing, Hill told the judge that she always planned to pay the taxes, but was unable to when she dropped out of the music business. Earlier Monday, Lauryn reportedly paid more than $970,000 for taxes owed. Hill previously said that she didn't file her tax returns from 2005 to 2007 to protect her family from threats she was receiving at the time. She pleaded guilty last June and currently faces the maximum of one year for each count of tax evasion, but her attorney is hoping for probation.