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    Lauryn Hill Gets Jail Time

    Singer Lauryn Hill is seen leaving court after the judge postpones her sentencing and gave her two weeks to pay back taxes Apr. 22, 2013, Newark, New Jersey.  

Hill pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges in June 2012 for failure to pay federal taxes on USD 1.8 million earned from 2005-2007. She faces a maximum one-year jail sentence for each of the three accounts.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

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    Lauryn Hill is getting her education the hard way. The soulful Grammy winner was sentenced to three months in prison and three months under house arrest for failing to pay taxes on almost $1 million. The 37-year-old singer pled guilty, testifying that she meant to pay, but wasn’t able to when she dropped out of the music business. According to Hill’s attorney, she later paid $970,000 on state and federal tax liabilities. “I needed to be able to earn so I could pay my taxes, without compromising the health and welfare of my children, and I was being denied that,” she said on Monday.

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