Sources are reporting Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay taxes on approximately one million dollars in earnings.
Hill is scheduled for sentencing in U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey on three charges she failed to file tax returns on more than $1.8 million between 2005 and 2007. She could have been sentenced for up to a year on each charge. Earlier it was reported that Ms. Hill paid the balance of her tax debt , which was more than $900,000 in back taxes and penalties.
It’s been a tumultuous week for Ms. Hill. A new single by Hill, her first in several years, called “Neurotic Society,” was posted on iTunes on Friday. She posted a link to the song on the social media site Tumblr on Saturday, writing, “Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline.
“I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… But the message is still there,” she wrote.
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