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Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

by 12:24 PM PDT, June 29, 2012
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Lauryn Hill has pleaded guilty to charges that she did not pay income taxes for three years.

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According to the AP, the 37-year-old Grammy-winning singer and former Fugees star admitted in a Newark, NJ federal court today that she had not filed tax returns from 2005 to 2007. During that period she earned more than $1.5 million.

The woman behind the Grammy-winning album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (and mother of six) faces a maximum of one year in prison for each count.

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Hill's lawyer Nathan Hochman tells ET in a statement, "Today Ms. Hill accepted full responsibility for failing to file 3 years of her tax returns on time; she did so by stepping up and pleading guilty without any agreements from the government. Ms. Hill will be paying the IRS for the taxes she owes and looks forward to putting this matter behind her."

For further info, Hochman said to refer to the artist's Tumblr page.

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