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Lauryn Hill will do time for tax evasion

  • Singer, actress to spend 3 months in prison
  • Also fined $60,000
  • Sentence expected to begin in July
 Lauren Hill departs the court on May 6, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Hill plead guilty to tax evasion charges in June 2012 for failure to pay federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005-2007

Tax troubles of the rich & famous

Tax troubles of the rich & famous

Lauryn Hill is going to prison for not paying her taxes.

A judge in New Jersey sentenced the Grammy-winning singer, actress and producer to three months for not paying three years worth of taxes.

FLASHBACK: June 29, 2012 -- Lauryn Hill: Yes, I'm guilty of tax evasion

Hill told the court yesterday that her tax situation was like "slavery" given that her album sales made money for others.

She is expected to start her jail time in July.

After that, she'll be under house arrest for another three months.

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