12:17 PM EDT 11/19/2013


The Fugees

Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty
Lauryn Hill Finishes 3-Month Prison Term for Tax Evasion

Lauryn Hill Released from Prison after Tax-Evasion Term

Originally posted 10/04/2013 05:30PM

Lauryn Hill was released from a federal prison in Connecticut on Friday after serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion.

"She was released several days early based on a number of factors the Bureau of Prisons takes into consideration, including good behavior," her attorney Nathan Hochman tells PEOPLE. "She will now start today a one-year period of probation with three months of home confinement during that year."

The Grammy-winning singer was convicted in May of failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes. She told the judge she had always meant to eventually pay the taxes, but was unable to during a period of time when she dropped out of the music business.

Read More

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters