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  • Lauryn Hill Faces Jail Time for Back Taxes

    Wednesday 01st of May 2013 2:31:54 PM

    Eight-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill was due to be sentenced for tax evasion today by a federal judge in New Jersey.  Luckily for her the judge has postponed sentencing. Although, the judge did not let her off without giving Lauryn Hill a piece of his mind!  By now, Lauryn Hill was supposed to pay up on her tax liability according to the agreement she had previously entered.

    Last year, Lauryn Hill plead guilty to not paying the Internal Revenue Service taxes on about $2 Million that she had earned between 2005 and 2007. Lauryn Hill’s attorney had promised that she would pay restitution by the time her sentencing came up!

    “This is not someone who stands before the court penniless,” Federal Judge Arleo said to Hill’s attorney. “This is a criminal matter. Actions speak louder than words, and there has been no effort here to pay these taxes.”

    The total tax liability is up for debate as well.  According to Lauryn Hill’s lawyer she owes a bit less than $1 Million but according to U.S. attorney she owes a little more than $1 Million. Her attorney is accusing the government of adding to the amount owed so that Lauryn Hill would serve a greater sentence.

    It is expected that by May 3 Lauryn Hill will pay back all the restitution she owes or she will face jail time.

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