Singer Lauryn Hill Due in NJ Court on Tax Charges

Federal prosecutors say Hill didn't pay taxes on more than $1.5 million in earnings

Friday, Jun 29, 2012  |  Updated 4:42 AM PDT
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Lauryn Hill Due in Court on Tax Charges

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Singer Lauryn Hill

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Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill is scheduled in federal court in Newark to face tax evasion charges.
 
Hill was charged earlier this month with failing to file income tax returns for several years with the Internal Revenue Service.

  Federal prosecutors said she didn't pay taxes on more than $1.5 million earned in 2005, 2006 and 2007 from recording and film royalties.
 
The 37-year-old South Orange resident got her start with The Fugees and began her solo career in 1998 with the critically acclaimed album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
 
She then largely disappeared from public view to raise her six children, five of whom she had with Rohan Marley, the son of famed reggae singer Bob Marley.
 

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