Former Fugees Singer Lauryn Hill Charged with Failure to Pay Taxes But Says Was Underground
Singer Lauryn Hill refutes the federal government, namely the IRS, when they charged the 37 year old for failure to make an income tax return.
She says she didn’t cheat on her taxes but paid her taxes before she went underground.
According to documents, federal prosecutors charged Hill with three counts of “knowingly and willfully fail(ing) to make an income tax return to the IRS.”
Lauryn Hill is known for how she vanished out of the sight to heal and get away from the forces that manipulated her in the entertainment business.
Hill states: “It was critically important that I find a suitable pathway within which to exist, without being distorted or economically strong-armed,” she wrote. “Failure to create a non toxic, non exploitative environment was not an option,” she stated on her Tumblr page.
“This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.”
The charges against her state she made more than $1.8 million dollars from 2005 to 2007; the very years she did not file taxes.
She could face up to a year in prison or $100,000 fine for each of three counts, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. She is scheduled to appear before a judge on June 29.