NEWARK - Sentencing for South Orange native and Grammy Award-winning singer Lauryn Hill has been adjourned until May 6.
Hill was in a Newark courtroom Monday afternoon to be sentenced on tax evasion charges.
A plea deal meant that Hill was supposed to pay her back taxes by Monday, but they had not been paid. Judge Madeline Arleo gave her two more weeks to present a check.
The U.S. attorney added that Lauryn Hill has a recording contract and an upcoming tour that was to provide the income needed to pay the taxes by today.
The singer pleaded guilty to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million she earned between 2005 and 2007. She could face up to a year in jail.