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Singer Lauryn Hill pleads guilty to tax evasion charges

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NEWARK — Acclaimed hip-hop artist Lauryn Hill took responsibility for failing to file three years of taxes on income of $1.8 million and pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges today in federal court.

The South Orange native could face up to three years in prison and $75,000 in fines for her offenses and will be sentenced in late November.

Hill's attorney Nathan Hockman said the star had been targeted by the federal government because of her celebrity status.

"There are many people in society who fail to file their taxes on time who only face civil liability," Hockman said. "They chose Ms. Hill in particular because of who she was."

Hill spoke little at her hearing today and stood attentively with her arms crossed in front of her chest when the judge first addressed her. She appeared in a white button-down shirt, blue blazer and long coral skirt.

She did, however, take issue with two statements made by U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp that she discussed in whispers with Hockman at length.

Hill raised her concerns with Hockman when the judge asked her if anyone had forced her to enter a guilty plea either directly or indirectly, and again when the judge ordered her to undergo mental health counseling as directed by pre-trial intervention services.

Through her attorney, Hill asked the judge to clarify what he meant by the words 'directly' and 'directed.'

"Ms. Hill is very particular about language," Hockman said. "Language is very important to Ms. Hill."

Earlier this month, Hill posted a lengthy explanation for failing to file her taxes on a personal website. Hill wrote that she withdrew from society to keep herself and her family safe from pop culture's "climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism."

Hill is not the fist celebrity to run into tax trouble. Martha Stewart, Lindsey Lohan and Al Pacino have also been cited for failure to pay federal taxes.

Hill rose to fame as a member of the Fugees in the 1990s. Her debut solo album, "The Mideducation of Lauryn Hill," sold more than 10 million copies after its release in 1998 and won five Grammy awards.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/singer_lauryn_hill_pleads_guil.html

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the illuminati and free mason brigade will lap this up as one of the crusaders being targeted,

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Shiiiiit. She going in

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Up to 3 years?

Fak

3Lauryn

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ogess

free lauryn

summer jam and all

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Racist bitch can rot in her cell

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Racist bitch can rot in her cell

you know i heard something about this

my dutch friends said she made some off key remark during a gig in amsterdam cant remember the exact quote

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I heard she would not accept her kids dating a white person and she hates white people

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So what's the racist part of that?

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It's jus plain racist let ur kids date any shade of colour if not your a racist

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Lol them neo soul niggas don't feel whites. You ppl don't kno. Google 5 percenters. Erykah. Dangelo etc even wu tang clan.

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It's jus plain racist let ur kids date any shade of colour if not your a racist

thread worthy discussion we should really make another topic, otherwise

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her youts have white heritage tho, thats a bit redundant

Furthermore I did ask myself how comes she set up a tour monthes after giving birth. Court fee's must be a bitch, damn.

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So what's the racist part of that?

:/

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my kids wont be dating whites

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I heard she would not accept her kids dating a white person

lool secretly my mum is a bit like this

its a blk thing

the hatin white ppl bit :/

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pretty sure certain middle aged white guys wouldnt want their daughter dating a negro

so it all balances out

but im not a fan of racism, lets all get along and have amazing sex

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It's jus plain racist let ur kids date any shade of colour if not your a racist

Are you a daemon?

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So what's the racist part of that?

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The americans don't mess around when it comes to tax lol

You could have the best lawyer in the world , You f*ck around with their tax system your going to jail .

.Free Miss Hill

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Racist bitch can rot in her cell

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People get caught so much there days ain't even worth trying to duck them

Won't lie when I see the big amount come into my business account I get happy lol but fuck getting done for tax evasion

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Racist bitch can rot in her cell

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What a tosser u r

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Wait, so her kids are part white yet doesn't want them with whites?

Are their surnames Marley, no?

SMH

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< />my kids wont be whites

and what about kunkle or kemi?

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