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Lauryn Hill 'freed from jail' after tax conviction

Lauryn Hill has been released from prison after serving time for failing to pay taxes, according to the Associated Press.

The singer's lawyer Nathan Hochman said he has not yet had the chance to speak to his client since she left the facility in Danbury, Connecticut.

Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill Credit: Britta Pedersen/ PA

The Grammy award-winning star pleaded guilty last year to not paying taxes on more than $1.5 milliion (£925,600) earned from 2005 to 2007.

She was sentenced to three months in jail in July and, under the terms of her plea agreement, will spend the next three months under home confinement.

Singer Lauryn Hill jailed for failing to pay $1m taxes

Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison after failing to pay taxes on around $1m in earnings, the Associated Press reports.

She will also have to spent an additional three months in home confinement after pleading guilty last year in the case.

Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill Credit: Press Association

During a statement to the judge, Hill explained she had always meant to eventually pay the taxes but was unable to during a period of time when she dropped out of the music business.

"I needed to be able to earn so I could pay my taxes, without compromising the health and welfare of my children, and I was being denied that", Hill said.

Before the sentencing, her attorney had said Hill had paid more than $970,000 to satisfy the state and federal tax liabilities.