Fugees singer Lauryn Hill to be sentenced on tax evasion

Lauryn Hill performs at L.A. Rising at the

Lauryn Hill performs at L.A. Rising at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on July 30, 2011. (Credit: Getty Images)

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.
 

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