Lauryn Hill Sentenced To 3 Months in Prison For Not Paying Her Taxes! [Details]

Rucuss staffMay 7, 2013

Lauryn Hill will have plenty of time to soul search and write music.

A judge sentenced Hill to three months in a federal prison for failing to pay federal income taxes for three years. Before U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo handed down the sentence, she reminded Hill that citizens don’t get to choose when to pay the government.

Hill must report to prison on July 8 to begin serving the sentence, followed by three months of home confinement and a year of supervised probation. Hill must also pay penalties and taxes still owed and a $60,000 fine.

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Hill pleaded guilty last year to three counts of failing to file tax returns on more than $1.8 million between 2005 and 2007. The income was mostly from music and film royalties paid to companies she owned between 2005 and 2008. Hill allegedly paid $900,000 of her debt last week.

The judge sentence also takes into account of additional income and tax losses for 2008 and 2009 where she also failed to file federal returns. The Sister Act star owes a grand total of $2.3 million and total tax loss of approximately $1,006,517.

Hill announced on her Tumblr page in April that she signed a record deal with Sony Worldwide Entertainment to launch a new label. The former Fugee inked a deal worth $1 million for recording five songs, plus additional money if she completed a new album.

Photos via Necole Bitchie and CNN

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