US soul singer Lauryn Hill released from jail after tax dodge
NEW YORK CITY (AFP) - Grammy-winning American soul singer Lauryn Hill was released from a United States 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 City.
Her lawyer Nathan Hochman told Agence France-Presse that his client had paid back nearly US$1 million (S$1.25 million) owed in federal and state taxes after making a guilty plea in court.