Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty, Faces Years in Prison For Failure to Pay Taxes

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Singer Lauryn Hill just pleaded guilty to a federal crime, admitting she did not file several years' worth of tax returns in the past decade, and failed to do so on purpose no less.

The 37-year-old faces up to three years in prison as a result. Hill failed to pay up in 2005, 2006, and 2007, when she earned more than $1.8 million.

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When the judge asked if Hill "intentionally and willingly" failed to file the returns, she said simply, "Yes." The Fugees frontwoman was released on $150,000 bail.

In addition to the three years behind bars, Hill could be hit with $75,000 in fines. Wonder if she can write that off to help reduce her tax liability for 2012.

Hill welcomed her sixth child in 2011; her first five were with her longtime partner Rohan Marley. Her sentencing hearing is set for November.



It's crazy but its true " the love of money which is called greed is the root of all evil" no way around it. The devil come through the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life, God never said you couldn't prosper, just know where it come from (God) if you got it right, you still have to pay your taxes, when you begin to think you are above the law, the devil make a fool out of you then come, the devil come to steal kill and destroy, he takes it all back, pray for her...


Well, guess she can't scream her way out of this one!!


Another idiot making a ton of money off of talent that they were born with but thinking this makes them above the law. Trashy and irresponsible.


She's got six (6!) children and now, because she is trifling and decided not to pay taxes, she will leave her children while she does jail time. This is so crazy! Did she think she would get away with it?

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