New York - Grammy-winning American soul singer Lauryn Hill
was released from a US prison on Friday after being jailed in July for failing
to file her tax returns on time, her lawyer said.
The 38-year-old is a former member of The Fugees, famous for
hits such as Killing Me Softly and whose 1996 album The Score
became one of the best-selling hip hop albums of all time.
Hill will now serve three months house arrest after leaving
a low-security federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, 112km from New York
Her lawyer Nathan Hochman told AFP that his client had paid
back nearly $1m owed in federal and state taxes after making a guilty plea in
"She was released today and now she begins a one-year
period of probation," Hochman said. The year starts with the three months
confinement at home.
Hochman said he had not yet spoken to his client since her
The Fugees won a clutch of Grammys in 1997. Hill's 1998 solo
album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was released to rave reviews,
went platinum and earned her several more awards.
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