Although Lauryn Hill’s sentencing was supposed to take place yesterday (April 22), she still owes the government $504,000 in back taxes, and has two weeks to pay up. She has paid $50,000 thus far and faces up to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty in her tax evasion case.
The judge decided to postpone Hill’s sentencing and give her 14 days to come up with 1/2 a million dollars to settle her debt. Good luck with that!!!
U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo seemed annoyed at the effort Hill has made so far by stating:
“This is not someone who stands before the court penniless,” “This is a criminal matter. Actions speak louder than words, and there has been no effort here to pay these taxes.”
Her lawyer said that Hill would be able to pay.
“I fully expect that by May 3 Ms. Hill will be able to pay back all the restitution she has,” Nathan Hochman said.
Remembering the times of a happy Lauryn Hill: