Image for Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty To Tax Charges; Could Head To Jail

Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty To Tax Charges; Could Head To Jail

Written by Kiel Egging on June 30, 2012

American R&B star Lauryn Hill might be sentenced to jail after she pleaded guilty to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million in earnings over three years.

Billboard reports that in a US District Court recently, Hill admitted to not filing tax returns from 2005-2007. She was charged three weeks ago and faces a maximum one-year sentence on each of the three counts.

Hill is expected to be sentenced in late November – and is planning to pay back the taxes that she owes.

After the charges were laid, Hill posted a long statement on her Tumblr page condemning pop culture’s “climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism”. She explained that she hasn’t paid taxes since she withdrew from society to guarantee the safety and well-being of herself and her family.

After winning eight Grammy Awards, Hill has largely disappeared from public view in recent years to raise her six children, five of whom she had with Rohan Marley – the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds

News

Behold This Glorious Video Of ‘Uptown Funk’, Performed By 280 Different Movie Characters

Since it hit number 1 in pretty much every country on earth including Australia, it’s safe to assume that a lot of people really like the song Uptown Funk (or, at least, they did before they heard it so many times that they started to imagine throwing darts at pictures of Bruno Mars and Mark .

News

Watch Kendrick Lamar & His “Big Bro” Mos Def Team Up On Stage

Super-influential rappers Kendrick Lamar and Mos Def (real name Yasiin Bey) have teamed up at Canada’s Osheaga Festival, with Bey freestyling over Lamar’s Alright.

Music Videos

Josef Salvat – ‘Open Season’

Sydney-bred, London-based singer-songwriter Josef Salvat takes the most stereotypical tropes of modern music videos and throws them on their head in his creative and clever video for latest single Open Season.

News

‘INXS The Musical’ To Open In Australia In 2017

Aussie rockers INXS are officially turning their discography and their story into INXS The Musical, which is set to open in Sydney in 2017.

Music Videos

The Wonder Years – ‘Cigarettes & Saints’

American rockers The Wonder Years have dropped Cigarettes & Saints — the latest single taken from their forthcoming album No Closer To Heaven — and have given the track the full music video treatment.

News

Slipknot Bassist Rushed To Hospital Mid-Set

Slipknot bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella has been taken to hospital after experiencing an unknown medical emergency on stage, but it hasn’t stopped the band from finishing off their set without him.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You