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Hill allowed to tour before sentence ends

October 9, 2013
The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. - Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill is being allowed to participate in a concert tour before completing her sentence in a tax case, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Attorney Nathan Hochman said Hill was permitted to work during the last six weeks of this year before finishing the balance of her three-month home detention.

Hill pleaded guilty last year to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. The former member of the Fugees was sentenced in July to three months in prison and three months of home detention as part of a year of court-ordered supervised release. She lives in South Orange, N.J., and was sentenced in federal court in Newark. Her sentence also took into account unpaid state and federal taxes in 2008 and 2009 that brought the total earnings to about $2.3 million.

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