Lauryn Hill Pays Tax Debt
Singer/rapper Lauryn Hill has reportedly paid off the tax debt that likely would have sent her to prison for three years. On the day before Hill was due to be sentenced on charges of federal tax evasion, the Grammy winner paid more than $900,000 in taxes and penalties. She is still due to be sentenced Monday, but her sentence is likely to be adjusted due to her having repaid the money. Her attorney stated as much when he made the official announcement to the media that the debt had been covered. “Ms. Hill has not only now fully paid prior to sentencing her taxes, which are part of her criminal restitution, but she has additionally fully paid her federal and state personal taxes for the entire period under examination through 2009,” her attorney, Nathan Hochman, said via email.