According to TMZ: “The 37-year-old former Fugee pled guilty last year to three counts of tax evasion for failing to file returns on $1.8 million she earned from 2005 to 2007. ”
Despite recently paying off nearly $1 million back, Lauryn Hill (mother of six) was sentenced today, and she has been ordered to do 3 months in federal prison, as well as 3 months of house arrest and 9 months of a supervised release.
Hill pleaded with the judge, “I was put into a system I didn’t know the nature of. … I’m a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me…I sold 50 million units … now I’m up here paying a tax debt. If that’s not likened to slavery, I don’t know what is.”