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Lauryn Hill Faces 3 Years in Prison

Fri., Jun. 29, 2012 1:14 PM EDT
by Terry Shropshire

The brainchild behind the modern musical masterpiece The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is facing three years in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in fines for intentionally failing to file taxes for three consecutive years.

Lauryn Hill, the former Fugees star who found instant solo superstardom with the 90’s Grammy-winning album before plunging into an emotional abuyss, pled guilty to the federal crime, three counts of failure to file tax  tax returns for the years 2005, 2006, and 2007. She made nearly $2 million during that period.

The judge asked if Hill “intentionally and willingly” failed to file the returns. And she answered, “Yes.”

Moreover, not only does Hill face a stiff prison sentence, she could be fined as much as $75,000.

The silky singer was released on $150,000 bail with her sentencing hearing is set for November. To complicate the matter is what will happen to her large brood if she does receive significant prison time.

— terry shropshire

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