Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Lauryn Hill To Serve 3 Months In Jail For Tax Evasion
Lauryn Hill has reportedly paid $900,000 on the back taxes she owed the government, just one day before her sentencing hearing. If she thought that everything was taken care of, she was mistaken because when she showed up to court, she was sentenced to three months in prison. After she’s done with that, she’ll be on house arrest for another three months.
She was facing one year on three counts of tax evasion and although her attorney fought hard for probation after Lauryn pleaded guilty last year, they just couldn’t avoid her spending some nights in the clink. Lauryn recently claimed that she wasn’t able to earn the money to pay off her bill without endangering the lives of her children, and last year she wrote in an open letter that she didn’t pay her taxes in 2005, 2006, and 2007 because she decided to remove herself from society after receiving death threats. Not paying taxes in other countries is such a big deal, yet in Nigeria people go to oluwole to fake tax clearance certificates. At the US embassy in Nigeria they will sometimes ask if you brought yours from there. I pray they start hitting up our celebs who evade tax payments. Na Fashola fit una unless you do not live in Lagos.
Posted by Rita Egwu at 02:11