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Lauryn Hill Sentenced To Three Months In Jail For Tax Evasion

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Ronald Isley, Wesley Snipes, JaRule, and now Lauryn Hill. The Grammy award winning former Fugee has become the latest celebrity to be sentenced to Federal jail time for tax evasion.

According to TMZ “A judge in Newark, New Jersey dished out the sentence moments ago … and told Hill that after she completes her stint behind bars, she’ll spend 3 more months on house arrest … followed by 9 months of supervised release.Before the hearing, Hill’s attorney told the media the singer scraped together more than $970,000 to repay her debt to the government.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. Lauryn’s attorney asked for mercy because of her charity work and 6 kids … but the judge wasn’t buying it.During the hearing, the judge ordered Hill to report to prison by July 8. It’s unclear where Hill will serve her time.Hill was present during the hearing, and delivered a statement to the judge in which she compared her situation to slavery.”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,” Hill said.She continued, “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.”

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    05/06/2013 at 6:23 PM

    3 months.. thats chump time … LOL (RED)

  2. Mjj (@mediajuicejoint)

    05/06/2013 at 10:05 PM

    talent to waist

  3. Jakk Doe

    05/06/2013 at 10:35 PM

    She will be out in no time!

  4. DJ Fresh As Frankie

    05/07/2013 at 8:35 AM

    thats not bad thats cool they doing that

  5. Bone Yaad

    05/07/2013 at 9:39 AM

    happy for she…

  6. YoungSity

    05/07/2013 at 11:10 AM

    she looks bad

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