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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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16.

parlayer    

being black makes it racism to want taxes here. remember slavery?? i don't but some younger people than me do. so we should let them kill, steal and act racist, and holder will look the other way. let's make him Zar in charge of the IRS also.

742 days ago
17.

Tammy    

Lauryn, a good tax accontant can make you come out in the red every year. I mean, seriously?! In your profession, most everything you do is tax write-off.

742 days ago
18.

Joao    

The court and tax situation is this country is inconstant and fvcked-up... Every week you learn of celebrities who haven't paid their taxes in years and owe millions. Most get off the hook [we all know it's all about the attorneys and the judges] and few get prison. Now the little guy will can get hauled away for owing 10,000 and not filing or a year. I'm not defending her I just don't get it---that's a lie, I get it. It's like everything else in this country you get the judgement you pay for... obviously she didn't have enough to pay off the powers that be.

742 days ago
19.

riccdogg    

Gotta laugh, you are what i thought you were a racist

742 days ago
20.

tgrfan42069    

bet she was one of the ones harping for obama to tax the rich higher meanwhile she didnt pay her taxes lol

742 days ago
21.

JAMES    

good for her i cant stand her she has issues with other races too!!!!!!

742 days ago
22.

obama'saracist    

black celebs dont like to pay taxes and they like to hang out with obama cant keep a promise lie and are untrust worthy and the celebs are the same way

742 days ago
23.

tonyalexander    

"Ready Or Not, Here I Come, You Can't Hide
Gonna Find You and Take it Slowly"

742 days ago
24.

A BiPolar Guy    

I see no point in prison - that just costs the taxpayer more money fro someone who is not dangerous. She should pay the taxes, pay big fines, do community service.

742 days ago
25.

Bonkers    

Racist and irresponsible. True winner in life.

742 days ago
26.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

See how much they like Sister act at the place you'll be headed honeybunch...what's with these blacks and their refusal to pay income taxes but then they whine about the one percent and then reach the top and run from theghetto and taxman like Superman from Kryptonite.? Wesley Snipes, IN JAIL, TAX EVASION, half of Obamas cabinet are freaking tax cheats but they're not in jail, wonder why? NOT. DID YOU KNOW the employees of the federal government owe the treasury which means you and me and what O hasn't looted over 2 billion dollars in unpaid taxes, but they're not in jail... W T F. Yea Obama's such a man of the people huh? Came to DC worth a couple hundred thousand dollars and now he's worth ten million doing PUBLIC SERVICE!!! HE WORKS FOR US, not the other way around, but don't tell him and the Mooch.

742 days ago
27.

Erna Vance    

why is it that when we don't pay our taxes we go to jail but the government has us in a deficit where america owes more than anyone ever could in the world. #imjustsaying

742 days ago
28.

Amber    

Lock er' up!!!!! Any one of us little folks would be in jail already!!! When are they gonna learn from watching all of the other celebs getting popped for taxes??? Greed is a B*&%H!

742 days ago
29.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

You mean the same Lauren Hill that said she's prefer it if white people didn't buy her album? Yeah, maybe you can join the jailhouse choir!

742 days ago
30.

Bridget    

Ugh, this story isn't about Obama. Infact I did a quick search on the net and didn't see anything about Hill being an Obama supporter.

742 days ago
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