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Lauryn Hill Evaded Income Tax Returns for Three Years

Department of Justice says singer did not file papers for $1.8 million in income

June 7, 2012 3:55 PM ET
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill performs at HOT 97's Summer Jam 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Lauryn Hill evaded income tax returns for three years, reports Reuters. The Department of Justice says the singer failed to file returns to the IRS from 2005 to 2007, during which Hill earned an estimated $1.8 million in income. Most of the money was generated from recording and film royalties, but Hill also owns and operates four different companies.

Hill faces three counts that each hold a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. She is scheduled for a June 29th court appearance in Newark.

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