We reported when the news first broke that Lauryn Hill faced federal charges for tax evasion, and now Hill has owned up to deliberately not paying her taxes, she faces three years in prison if charged.
TMZ reports that Lauryn Hill pled guilty today to three counts of failing to file her taxes, for the years 2005, 2006, and 2007, when she earned more than $1.8 million.
When the judge asked Hill if she “”intentionally and willingly” didn’t pay her taxes, she replied, “Yes.”
In addition to three years in prison, Hill also faces a fine of $75,000.
She was released on bail for $150,000. Her sentence hearing will be in November.