L Boogie, is not in a good place right now. After the Feds put out notice earlier this month, via legal charges, that Lauryn Hill owed them for three years of taxes, the singer has now plead guilty to tax evasion. A few weeks ago, The court had documents flowing saying Jersey native Lauryn Hill failed to pay her taxes for the 2005-2007 years, despite the fact she earned $1.6 million during that time.
And during her hearing with a federal court magistrate today, the “X-Factor” singer plead guilty to the tax evasion charges. Sentencing will happen this September, and she faces up to three years and prison plus $75,000 in fines.
Ms. Lauren Hills Lawyer Nathan Hockman, blamed the government for everything saying that the government targeted her since she’s a celebrity” instead of taking responsibility for failing to pay taxes. Nathan Hockman says,
“There are many people in society who fail to file their taxes on time who only face civil liability. They chose Ms. Hill in particular because of who she was.”
The New Jersey News described today’s hearing saying:
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.”
Well hopefully, we don’t have to see Lauren’s case get any more serious that it has. How do you think this should be handled?
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