Lauryn Hill is going to jail for 3 months on July 8 for tax evasion. Sorry, not jail — prison. Federal prison. I want to take this time to remind everyone that Lindsay Lohan has not gone to jail for her tax issues and that she should be in jail right now for so many things but she isn’t. Yes, Charlie Sheen helped her with some of her taxes, but not all. She still owes a lot. But that Lauryn Hill…let’s lock her up.
Okay, it is a serious case, and Ms. Hill owes a lot, and if she broke the law, she should go to jail. Federal prison though sounds like a bit much. Um, it probably didn’t help that when she addressed the sentencing judge, she compared her whole ordeal to slavery. From TMZ:
I was put into a system I didn’t know the nature of. … I’m a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me. I sold 50 million units … now I’m up here paying a tax debt. If that’s not likened to slavery, I don’t know what is.
I’m guessing the judge did not appreciate that at all and it did not help her case. And what is her case, exactly?
Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to spend 3 months in FEDERAL PRISON for tax evasion … even though she claims she paid off her nearly $1 million bill to Uncle Sam before sentencing.
Before the hearing, Hill’s attorney told the media the singer scraped together more than $970,000 to repay her debt to the government.
The 37-year-old former Fugee pled guilty last year to three counts of tax evasion for failing to file returns on $1.8 million she earned from 2005 to 2007. Lauryn’s attorney asked for mercy because of her charity work and 6 kids … but the judge wasn’t buying it.
So, yes, she definitely effed up, and when you eff up you have to face consequences…LINDSAY.