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Lauryn Hill faces sentencing in New Jersey for tax evasion

2013-04-22 21:55:43

Lauryn Hill

Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill faces sentencing today (Monday Apr 22) in New Jersey on tax evasion charges.

Hill pleaded guilty in June to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. She faces a maximum one-year jail term on each of the three counts.

The South Orange resident got her start with The Fugees and began her solo career in 1998 with the critically acclaimed album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."

She then largely disappeared from public view to raise her six children, five of whom she had with Rohan Marley, the son of famed reggae singer Bob Marley.

Hill said in an online post that she had not paid taxes since she withdrew from society to guarantee the safety and well-being of herself and her family.

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