Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion: Faces Up to 3 Years in Prison
Lauryn Hill, the performer who has won 8 Grammys in her career, pleaded guilty to not paying her federal income taxes this week. Hill earned over $1.5 million in three years and didn’t pay the IRS, according to authorities. Hill appeared in US District Court in Newark and entered her plea of failing to file returns from 2005 to 2007. She was charged three weeks ago and faces one year in prison for each year of evasion.
According to Hill’s attorney, Nathan Hochman, Hill was going to repay the entire amount due. US Magistrate Judge Michael Shipp had originally scheduled sentencing for October, but has delayed the sentencing until November to give Hill time to come up with the money.
Hill has confessed to not paying taxes on $818,000 earned in 2005, $222,000 in 2006 and $761,000 in 2007. She earned the money through four businesses she owns. Hill has been famous since her start with the Fugees in the 1990s. She then hit a smash with her album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” She was named by Vigalantee “The Hip-hopologist” as the greatest female emcee of all-time, and is respected for both her vocal skill and lyrical capability.
Hill has changed over the years, making few public appearances and not performing at the level audiences expect. She says that she didn’t file taxes for several years because she and her family were in hiding.
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