Just a day after releasing new music to mixed reviews, singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill departs court on Monday (May 6) in Newark, New Jersey.
The 37 year-old plead guilty to tax evasion charges last year for failure to pay federal taxes on the $1.8 million she earned from 2005-2007.
According to sources, Hill was sentenced to 3 months in a federal prison and will also have to serve 3 more months on house arrest — followed by 9 months of supervised release.
During the sentencing, she reportedly said the following,
I was put into a system I didn’t know the nature of.. I’m a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me. I sold 50 million units … now I’m up here paying a tax debt. If that’s not likened to slavery, I don’t know what is.
WoW! I’m sure we can expect another statement from Lauryn on her tumblr account soon. Her attorney, Nathan Hochman said in a statement that Hill payed back the owed amount ahead of time, but it seems the judge didn’t care. She is slated to report to prison by July 8.