Nardine Saad of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Grammy award-winning rapper/singer Lauryn Hill has been released from federal prison. Hill was sentenced to three months in prison after being convicted of income tax evasion. In celebrity cases like this where the sentences are so short, it is unlikely that the convict’s life will be heavily impacted; they won’t need to find RJFF Jobs when they come out for example, but they will act as examples thanks to their significant platforms.
“The ex-Fugees songstress, who earned critical acclaim with her 1998 solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” was released early Friday from a minimum security facility in Danbury, Conn., her attorney told the Associated Press.
Hill was imprisoned after she was convicted on three misdemeanor counts of tax evasion for failing to pay taxes on more than $1.5 million earned between 2005 and 2007. She began serving her sentence on July 8 following her May sentencing and, under her plea agreement, she’ll serve an additional three months under home confinement at her South Orange, N.J., residence.”
Read more at the Los Angeles Times.