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10/04/2013

Lauryn Hill was released from federal prison on Friday, Oct. 4, after serving a three-month prison sentence for failing to pay almost $1 million in back taxes, her attorney, Nathan Hochman, told the Associated Press.

The 38-year-old rapper and singer began serving her time in a minimum security federal facility in Danbury, Connecticut, in July.

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07/08/2013

Lauryn Hill has begun her three-month prison sentence for failing to pay almost $1 million in back taxes on past earnings.

The 38-year-old former Fugees singer, five-time Grammy winner and mother of six reported to a minimum security federal facility in Danbury, Connecticut on Monday, July 8, the Associated Press reported. A week earlier, Hill posted a lengthy rant about the IRS and her perception of racism in the United States on her Tumblr page.

05/06/2013

Singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced in New Jersey to three months in prison for failing to pay nearly $1 million in state and federal back taxes, The Associated Press reported on Monday, May 6.

She was also sentenced to three addition months of home confinement. Before her sentencing, an attorney for the 37-year-old singer said that Hill had paid more than $970,000 she owed in taxes.

04/26/2013
Katt Williams appears in a 2012 publicity photo posted on his Facebook page. - Provided courtesy of Facebook.com/KattWilliams

Comedian Katt Williams has been sentenced to community service after pleading no contest to a charge of reckless evasion of a police officer following his 2012 three-wheel motorcycle chase in Sacramento, California.

The 41-year-old, whose real name is Micah Sierra Williams, was originally charged with a felony. His charge was reduced to a misdemeanor after he made his plea on April 25, court records show.

04/26/2013

Lauryn Hill recently wrote about her tax woes on her Tumblr blog and confirmed reports that she has signed a record deal and will release new music soon.

Last year, Hill pled guilty to not paying federal taxes on the $1.8 million she earned from 2005 to 2007, according to the Associated Press. The wire service reported that the amount Hill owes is in dispute and while her attorney claims that it is slightly less than $1 million , the U.S. attorney's office estimates that it is a little more than $1 million.

04/22/2013
Dr. Conrad Murray appears at his sentencing for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Conrad Murray has appealed his conviction of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, more than a year after he filed an official notice saying he would do so.

Murray was sentenced to four years in prison -- the maximum punishment -- on Nov. 29, 2011. He is eligible for release in October after serving half his sentence. Murray had on Dec. 2011 filed a legal notice saying he intends to appeal the conviction of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Jackson. He submitted a formal appeal on Monday, April 22.

04/21/2013

Bassist Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down was involved in a fatal DUI crash on April 19.

Harrell, who is one of the band's founding members, was arrested after allegedly causing a fatal crash while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to The Tennessean.

04/16/2013
Lindsay Lohan wore a Game of Thrones braided hairstyle at the Scary Movie 5 premiere in Los Angeles on April 11, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Lindsay Lohan, with 'Game of Thrones' hair, walks red carpet at 'Scary Movie 5' premiere on April 11, 2013.
04/14/2013

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on early Sunday, April 14, in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-comedian was pulled over by police after his black Mercedes nearly collided with a tanker truck on Highway 101, according to The Associated Press.

04/10/2013
Gucci Mane appears in a mug shot taken by the Fulton County Sheriffs Office in Georgia on March 26, 2013. Gucci Mane performs at PacSun and DC Shoes Golden State of Mind event at Rob Dyrdeks Fantasy Factory on Sept. 22, 2012 in Los Angeles. - Provided courtesy of Fulton County Sheriffs Office

Rapper Gucci Mane has reportedly been indicted on an assault charge after allegedly hitting a soldier with a champagne bottle.

According to the local Atlanta news station WSB, the 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was indicted on one count of aggravated assault on Tuesday, April 9. Drew Findling, a lawyer for Gucci Mane, told The Associated Press on April 10, that a judge has set a $75,000 bond for the rapper.

03/27/2013
Gucci Mane appears in a mug shot taken by the Fulton County Sheriffs Office in Georgia on March 26, 2013. Gucci Mane performs at PacSun and DC Shoes Golden State of Mind event at Rob Dyrdeks Fantasy Factory on Sept. 22, 2012 in Los Angeles. - Provided courtesy of Fulton County Sheriffs Office

Gucci Mane has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a weapon following a confrontation with a military man in an Atlanta nightclub.

The 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was booked at a jail in the city on Tuesday, March 26, police records show. James Lettley, from Fort Hood, Texas, told authorities that on March 15, Mane smashed a champagne bottle on his head at the Harlem Nights club. The rapper has not commented.

03/26/2013
Justin Bieber appears in a photo from the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2012. - Provided courtesy of ABC

Police are investigating teenage pop star Justin Bieber on suspicion of battery after a reported confrontation with a neighbor.

Bieber, 19, has not commented. A police spokesperson said in a statement obtained by OTRC.com that a man who lives near the singer's home in Calabasas, near Los Angeles, had called police at 9:08 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26 and authorities then arrived to investigate the incident. The man is accusing Bieber of misdemeanor battery and of making threats.

03/22/2013
Lindsay Lohan appears at a Los Angeles court on March 18, 2013 at a trial over a 2012 car crash case. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Lindsay Lohan will not face charges over a New York nightclub case, of which she had been accused of assault, her lawyer says, days after she was sentenced to rehab over an unrelated Los Angeles car crash incident.

The 26-year-old "Mean Girls" actress had moved to New York, where her mother and siblings live, last year amid her legal turmoil, which has lasted more than five years. In November, she was arrested in the city on suspicion of assault following a reported fight at a nightclub with a woman, a psychic.

03/21/2013

Bobby Brown has been released from jail after serving just eight hours of his 55-day jail sentence stemming from a driving under the influence conviction.

The 44-year-old was released on Wednesday, March 20. He was fitted with electronic ankle monitor, which he will have to wear for eight days, according to an L.A. County sheriff's spokesperson.

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