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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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61.

roll3567    

she is going to claim some type of mental incompetency

660 days ago
62.

Jackazz flatts    

Another turd for the penal crapper

660 days ago
63.

Jen    

The thing about paying taxes is that it's a way for certain people (think outside the box) to get some of your money and keep tabs on you. Basic LH history will prove that she went underground & she was kinda hiding. She's not completely innocent but do some basic research before you judge. there's a bigger picture here. I hope LH "gets out" & I'm praying for her soul.

660 days ago
64.

early    

lmfao!!!!! Another sister being taken down bye the white devil,,, back to the projects and cheese roasts,, It was a hell of a run,,,please remeber to shut off the fire hydrant when ur done bathing!!

660 days ago
65.

Country Lady    

LAURYN HILL WAS NOT LEGALLY REQUIRED TO FILE TAXES. THERE IS NO LAW REQUIRING ANYONE TO PAY FEDERAL INCOME TAX. SHE IS A POLITICAL PRISONER!!!

660 days ago
66.

Sylvixen    

She is a talented singer & rapper she would of made so much money throughout all of this years instead she quit the industry had so many kids & didn't have enough dough to pay her taxes !!!! Shame !!! Still luv her music though ....

660 days ago
67.

Sin D    

'Tis the law...welcome to reality Ms. Hill. We' all here da same.

659 days ago
68.

Diane    

entitiled onepercenter

659 days ago
69.

christine    

my question is why did you guys chose this random picture instead of a normal picture where we can actually see her face?

659 days ago
70.

campy    

Isn't Hill the one that said her music was only for black people? Haha, have fun in lady jail.

659 days ago
71.

Tracker    

test

659 days ago
72.

Jackazz flatts    

Pay your taxes you has-been turd

659 days ago
73.

kerrplunk    

I pay my taxes, throw her backside in jail!

659 days ago
74.

Malkia Alexander    

Im so tired of people hating on my Princess Lauryn wtf I love her and spiritually im on her level so what she has Mental Issues i do to Its da world that makes me and her crazy in the head yea she shouold pay her taxes but maybe she jus didnt want to da hell with this world it'll b over soon and me and Lauryn will be in Heaven with the King!

574 days ago
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