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Lauryn Hill

Pleads Guilty in Tax Case

Faces YEARS in Prison

6/29/2012 10:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lauryn Hill
just pled guilty to a major federal crime ... admitting she intentionally failed to file several tax returns in the past decade -- and now the former Fugees singer faces 3 years in prison.

Hill pled guilty today to three counts of failure to file tax returns for the years 2005, 2006, and 2007 -- when she earned more than $1.8 million.

When the judge asked if Hill "intentionally and willingly" failed to file the returns, she replied, "Yes."

In addition to the 3 years behind bars, Hill could be smacked with $75,000 in fines.

Hill was released on $150,000 bail. Her sentencing hearing is set for November.

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1.

Six7Six7    

What is it with the rap/R&B community that they flaunt their supposed wealth, yet don't even have enough money to file their taxes?

Enjoy prison, idiot.

786 days ago
2.

anony    

Did these idiots learn NOTHING from what happened to Wesley Snipes????

786 days ago
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steve    

SHE WON'T GET CRAP ! ... AS FAR AS STAYING IN JAIL IT WILL BE FAR LESS THEN A BIG 3 YRS IF ANYTHING AT ALL AND THE MIN. AMOUNT OF FINE ALLOWED .

786 days ago
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@iAMTIMWILSON    

She going into court acting like she a real G, straight-up gangsta on'em!

786 days ago
5.

Andy    

The white man holding down a sister again, hahaha loser. Have fun in the federal pen ms hill, i guess you were miseducated in taxes.

786 days ago
6.

arkbri    

Her next album will be titled..The Mis-Education of Lauryn Hill.

786 days ago
7.

Savvy1    

This is so interesting! While I want to smack her for ripping off our country while she's living in luxury...I also want to hug her for being honest! So refreshing to finally hear someone just say yes, I did it and accept responsibility than the usually lies so as to once again escape responsibility and continue being a pain in the ass to society! Good girl, Lauren!

786 days ago
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Jay W.     

Where are her hands ? That face pic says a lot.
Oh yeah... pay you taxes stupid.

786 days ago
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r2d2    

didnt she just have a kid? thats so sad...

786 days ago
10.

TiltDogg    

WHY???????????????
Why in the name of everything holy do rich celebrities not pay for high end accountants and pay their stupid taxes??? It's SO STUPID!!! They end up paying SO much more later on. I just don't get it.
Morons... All of them!

786 days ago
11.

aquanet    

Rumours were that she has had some mental issues, *bat**** crazy* and she may have had some problems with reality.

786 days ago
12.

whocares    

Ha Ha BITCH

786 days ago
13.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

PAY YOUR TAXES PEOPLE!!!

786 days ago
14.

hardcore_flower    

Is there a single black entertainer in history that has ever paid taxes? Just wondering.

786 days ago
15.

Baker    

Where the F k is the IRS these days? I would check every damn one of the so called celebrities tax returns. We probably could pay down the Federal debt if some of them would just pay their damn taxes. I have to pay mine on time every year. Then I would check every Congressman and Senator to make damn sure they paid theirs every year. I'm tired of all the SPECIAL treatment they get.

786 days ago
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