Originally posted on AllHipHop:
(AllHipHop News) Today (April 15) is tax day in the United States. As some citizens were getting prepared to file last-minute tax forms over the last several days, one Grammy winning performer was filing legal documents to prevent her conviction on three counts of tax evasion from sending her to jail.
According to TMZ, former Fugees member Lauryn Hill is asking a judge for probation for her guilty plea to owing federal taxes on over $1.8 million in income from the years 2005, 2006, and 2007. Hill earned $818,000 in ’05, $222,000 in ’06, and $761,000 in ’07.
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Reportedly, Hill’s documentation explained that the “Killing Me Softly” singer avoided paying taxes in those years because she had to protect her family.
“She withdrew from society at large due to what she perceived as manipulation and very real threats to…
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