Eight-time Grammy winner, Lauryn Hill, has just pled guilty to a federal crime of tax evasion in New Jersey and is now facing 3 years in prison.
Hill failed to file taxes for 2005, 2006, and 2007, admitting to the judge that she did intentionally mean to not file the returns. During those 3 years that the singer didn’t file, she raked in $1.8 million. During today’s hearing, Hill’s attorney told the judge that Hill planned to pay back the taxes she owed. It is unclear if the attorney meant that the plan was in place, prior to being charged with this crime three weeks ago.
Hill posted a $150,000 bail and will be sentenced this November. She has not made any public comments since her plea. She, also, faces possible fines around $75,000.