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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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31.

Truth    

WESLEY SNIPES HAS NEW ROOM MATE. MAYBE THEY CAN FORM A RAP DUET IN PRISON. HMMM.

795 days ago
32.

Landon D    

It's pretty amazing to think that these people honestly think they are exempt from the daily grind. They may have money going through their hands, but it is pretty obvious that they don't have as much as they want people to think that they do. Buy another Phantom and keep drinking the XO while you quietly sink into oblivion. Wesley Snipes is a good example as well. Went from A lister to D lister and tried to keep up appearances. Look where he is now. Hill should follow suit.

795 days ago
33.

ShrinkWrap    

If she weren't such a racist c*nt, I would feel bad for her.

795 days ago
34.

Flying Blind    

OK, i'll play the game, who is she?

795 days ago
35.

Xarexx    

typical african rapper go away and never come back

795 days ago
36.

SarahBeebee    

Does TMZ put bad photos of celebrities on purpose? Her picture looks like a Blow up sex Doll!!!!!!!!!!!

795 days ago
37.

DaveT    

See told ya, IRS and TMZ will find you if you skip your taxes :D
I hate paying taxes, and filling rich lazy greedy bureaucrat women and men's pockets with my money, but it's the law, gotta pay.
Just pay the taxes then complain about it like the rest of us ;)

795 days ago
38.

Meowmix3    

"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."

When has Lauryn hill Flaunted her wealth and money all over the place? Since when do the MAJORITY of R&B artists do so???

795 days ago
39.

NoMo Lohans    

loser

795 days ago
40.

bb600    

This very sad. She got to many kids to b locked up......

795 days ago
41.

DestructoCid    

Good thing for her that therenisnno law requiring Americans to pay an income tax and that it's unconstitutional.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rPypDaXfIV8

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GKePl2gW_3M


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jALrcNl5s5g

Not to mention the fact that none of your federal income tax money is used to run this country. It's used to pay off the inherent debt that the federal reserve charges to print money. It all goes to the independent federal reserve.

795 days ago
42.

DestructoCid    

Good thing for her that therenisnno law requiring Americans to pay an income tax and that it's unconstitutional.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rPypDaXfIV8

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GKePl2gW_3M


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jALrcNl5s5g

Not to mention the fact that none of your federal income tax money is used to run this country. It's used to pay off the inherent debt that the federal reserve charges to print money. It all goes to the independent federal reserve.

795 days ago
43.

bunny    

Karma's coming back on her.

795 days ago
44.

MAX    

ANOTHER USELESS K***** TRYING TO SCREW THE PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR MONEY

795 days ago
45.

Meanie    

The clink is a good place for this nutjob.

795 days ago
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