Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty In Tax Evasion Suit

On Friday, April 19, 2013, Lauryn Hill appeared in U.S. District Court in Newark. The eight-time Grammy award winning singer pleaded guilty to not paying federal taxes. Hill admitted failing to file tax returns from 2005 to 2007. She admitted that she didn’t pay taxes on $818,000 earned in 2005, $222,000 earned in 2006 and $761,000 earned in 2007.

37-year-old faces a maximum one-year sentence on each of the three counts. During Friday’s hearing, attorney Nathan Hochman indicated that Hill planned to pay back the taxes she owes.