Grammy Winner Pleads Guilty to Evading Taxes After Years of ‘Withdrawal From Society’

Jun 29, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A Grammy-winning singer entered a guilty plea today in federal court in Newark, N.J., on three counts of failing to file income tax returns, Reuters reports.

Lauryn Hill, known for her Grammy-winning 1998 album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” “pleaded guilty to failing to file federal returns between 2005 and 2007, despite an income of more than $1.8 million primarily from film and recording royalties,” the story reports.

The rapper and R&B star, a former member of the hip-hop group Fugees, is set for sentencing in November. She was released on $150,000 bail, the story notes.

The report adds: “Hill responded to the charges earlier this month in a lengthy statement, saying she had chosen to ‘defer’ payments during a period of withdrawal from society to protect her family’s safety.”

lauryn-hill-2004.jpgLauryn Hill in 2004

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