Hip hop star Lauryn Hill gets three months for tax evasion

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Hip hop artist Lauryn Hill, escorted by her private security, arrives at United States Court in Newark, New JerseyBy David Jones NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A U.S. magistrate judge sentenced Grammy-winning hip hop artist Lauryn Hill to three months in prison, three months in home confinement and a $60,000 fine on Monday for federal tax evasion. Hill pleaded guilty last year to three counts of failing to file tax returns on more than $1.8 million of income between 2005 and 2007 and faced up to three years in prison. Hill has attributed her failure to pay taxes to years of pressure she experienced as a recording star while raising six children, forcing her to go underground and stay out of the public …