Last year, singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty to not paying federal taxes on the USD1.8 million she earned from 2005 till 2007. At that time, her attorney said that she would pay more than USD500,000 by the time of sentencing. Guess how much she has paid so far? A judge confirmed two weeks ago that Lauryn Hill has only paid about USD50,000.
Only a fraction of the sum.
She is now facing sentencing on federal tax charges. The 37-year-old Grammy award-winning singer faces up to a year in prison on each of three counts. Her attorney is seeking probation for her, citing that Lauryn has recently signed a recording contract with Sony that will help her pay her taxes. She has also made a song available on iTunes over the weekend.
In any case, let’s hope that works out for her because she has only two weeks now to pay the remaining USD504,000 in tax money.
Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison and an additional three months in home confinement for failing to pay taxes. Initially, she had faced a maximum sentence of one year each on three counts. Her attorney had sought probation.
It’s not clear when or where she’d report to prison.
According to Billboard,