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Lauryn Hill faces three years in prison for tax evasion

Fugees star Lauryn Hill is facing up to three years behind bars for pleading guilty to tax evasion earlier today (June 29).

She appeared at the hearing, which was held in Newark, New Jersey, wearing a dark blazer and floor-length full peach coloured skirt where she confirmed that she 'intentionally and willingly' failed to file the tax returns.

Although her attorney Nathan Hochman explained that she plans to pay back everything she owes, Hill faces a maximum one-year sentence on each of the three counts with which she has been charged.

Referring to Hill's case in particular, Hochman confessed that she was only targeted because of her celebrity status:

"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."

Her sentencing will be held in November and was delayed from October to give the 'No Woman, No Cry' singer a chance to repay the taxes she owes.




Watch her performance of 'Killing Me Softly' from a recent live event below: