Lauryn Hill entered a guilty plea in her ongoing tax evasion case in a New Jersey Court. The former Fugees singer owes taxes on $1.8 million earned over the course of three years and claims that she fully intended to pay the full amount due.
In a post to her official blog Hill says that she was targeted by Feds in the case because of her celebrity status and never intended to shirk her responsibilities.
She added that her failure to pay came out of a need to retract from public life:
"I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns!"
If convicted Hill could face up to three years in prison. Her lawyer Nathan Hockman claims that "There are many people in society who fail to file their taxes on time who only face civil liability," Hockman tells The New Jersey Star-Ledger. "They chose Ms. Hill in particular because of who she was."
by RTT Staff Writer
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