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Lauryn Hill Begins Serving Time For Tax Evasion

Lauryn Hill. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lauryn Hill. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has begun serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade.

Ed Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons, said Hill reported Monday to federal prison in Danbury.

Hill, who started singing with the Fugees as a teenager in the 1990s before releasing her multiplatinum 1998 album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” pleaded guilty last year in New Jersey to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007.

Her attorney had sought probation, arguing that Hill’s charitable works, her family circumstances and the fact she paid back the taxes she owed should merit consideration.

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