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Pras

Lauryn Hill Won't Do Time

Just Like Lindsay Lohan

5/14/2013 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

051413_pras_launchLauryn Hill is NOT going to federal prison for tax evasion -- or at least that's what her old Fugees bandmate Pras thinks ... and when you hear his explanation it's hard to argue with the logic.

Pras was leaving Madeo yesterday when we asked about Lauryn's 3 month sentence for failing to pay taxes from 2005 to 2007 -- and he coolly responded ... "I doubt she'll do 3 months."

Pras compared Lauryn to the most famous law-breaker in the land -- one Lindsay Lohan.

Watch the clip ... you gotta hear his explanation for why Lauryn deserves the same fate as LiLo.

Well, minus the rehab.

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Enough    

Comparing will get ya feelings hurt. I hope she doesn't do time, but just because one person got away doesn't mean the next will. The world isn't fair.

492 days ago
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a horse with no name    

Because Lauryn is black, they will give her jail time. Just the way it is.

492 days ago
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Shoozie    

The difference is, Lauren Hill broke a FEDERAL law and Lindsay broke state laws. Feds are not nearly as lenient as a lot of states.

492 days ago
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Asoil    

She will do time, because this is federal court, not hollywood court. Anyone outside of hollywood usually is held to the same standard as everyone else. It is only in hollywood where you get away with murder and anything else you want.

492 days ago
5.

blackgirlwhiteguy    

Martha Stewart and Wesley Snipes went to federal prison as will Lauryn Hill.

492 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Tax evasion is a federal crime. The feds have plenty of room to house this tax cheat. She will go to jail.
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End of story.

492 days ago
7.

Fred Thompson    

He is wrong. In federal prison you do 100% of any sentence under 1 year. This is why, if a judge is nice, he will give people 1 year and 1 day instead of 1 year - because the 1 year and 1 day sentence is only 10 months, while the 1 year sentence is 1 year.

492 days ago
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JennaKennedy    

This is a federal case - she will go to jail. They don't negotiate time....she got lucky to get only 3 months....standard is 3 years.

492 days ago
9.

static    

He should stick to making bad music, something he knows about.

492 days ago
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Get back to work!    

Um, FEDERAL prison and state prison are two very different things.

492 days ago
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LK    

LAST I CHECKED WHITES HAVE BEEN NEW VISIBLE MINORITY 4 AWHILE NOW . THIS HAS NOTHING 2 DO WITH RACE OR COLOR ! JUST PAY YOUR TAXES RICH FOLKS !!! LOL

492 days ago
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Secretative Female    

Lauryn Hill should of pay her taxes a long time and the IRS don't play that. She should learn her lesson about this. Race got nothing to do with this.

492 days ago
13.

Dan    

They both should go to jail but Lindsey is by far the most deserving one. Lauren won't do that much time, but she did break the law and if it was a regular person we would go to jail so she is not an exception simply because she has fame.

492 days ago
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Lori    

I don't know... Lauryn Hill's crimes are FEDERAL... she may do time.

492 days ago
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Yup    

Dude must be high. Comparing blowhan to Lauren Hill is stupid. Lauren hill is going to PRISON for FEDERAL offenses; blowhan's multiple offenses are state based, meaning she goes to JAIL, which is run by the Sheriff's department, not the federal prison system. Hill will spend her time in Prison where celebrity means nothing, as opposed to blowhan who gets special California jail celebrity suck-up status & released in 20 seconds.

492 days ago
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