Just a few short weeks after Lauryn Hill took to tumblr to express her tax woes, giving a thorough explanation on how she felt in eminent danger for her life, and more… Lauryn has plead guilty to failure to pay taxes on over $1.5 million dollars in earnings, garnered between 2005 and 2007.
Lauryn won’t be sentenced until late November, could face up to three years in prison, and pay nearly $75,000 in fines.
“In pleading guilty, Hill admitted she failed to pay taxes on about $818,000 earned in 2005; $222,000 in 2006 and $761,000 in 2007. She owns four corporations — Creations Music Inc., Boogie Tours Inc., L.H. Productions 2001 Inc. and Studio 22 Inc. — and generates most of her income from royalties from the recording and film industries.” (via NJ)
Before the verdict was handed down, Lauryn‘s lawyer asserted that she was ‘indirectly’ forced to plead guilty after the IRS persecuted his client in light of her celebrity. The judge then ordered Ms. Hill to undergo mental health counseling.