Eight time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill faces up to three years behind bars after admitting that she failed to file tax returns between 2005 and 2007, during the years she earned $1.8 million. The 39 year old mother of six is set to be sentenced on November 27, she is currently out on a $150,000 unsecured bond.
Her attorney Nathan Hochman said Hill planned to pay back the $818,000 from 2005, $222,000 from 2006, and $761,000 from 2007. Hill, who rose to fame and millions of dollars as the lead singer of The Fugees, also faces $75,000 in fines. She made it clear that she has always had the intention to rectify the situation, she is not one to hide from paying her taxes as she use to file her tax returns while she was working (before her self imposed exile).
It may seem a bit ironic though, Hill had cited the safety and well-being of her family was the reason she failed to pay up but little Zion, 15, Selah, 13, Joshua, 10, John, 9, Sarah, 4, and one-year-old Micah will surely suffer if their mother goes jail.