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Lauryn Hill Is Going To Jail For Tax Evasion. Just A Reminder: Lohan Didn’t

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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.

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  • Isn’t it a bit too much putting people in prison for not paying taxes? Can’t they give you an oportunity to pay what you owe to the State? Wouldn’t that be more productive?

    • Uh, they put people in prison for not paying taxes because the mopes have thumbed their noses at Uncle Sam and dared them to do it. If Ms. Hill wasn’t some crazy racist herself, she’d probably have gotten probation, since she did wind up paying most of what she owed. Pulling the race card when it’s about money just reveals what a mental midget she is.

  • I don’t understand the difference between Lauryn Hill not paying all her taxes and Lohan not paying all her taxes. Is there a certain amount of time they give you to cough up the money or do they play(can’t imagine) favorites?

  • Maybe Lauryn Hill owes more than Lohan does…or maybe it’s just plain old racism again.

  • Just what the US needs – another non violent prisoner inside.
    I don’t get why this site is so keen on jailing Lindsay. would it help her to recover from her many personal issues? would it help her to recover from addiction? would it help her to pay back her taxes? both these women evaded paying taxes so they probably have so nice assets, why doesn’t the state repossess them instead to make her pay the taxes? is the best the state can do is to jail a non violent mother of six?
    it seems cruel and unfair to me.

  • Lindsay must be banging someone high up in government. She is clearly above the law where others are not. I’ve been saying that for years now….since they crucified Paris Hilton and threw her in jail for virtually nothing while Lindsay racks up felony after felony and has yet to spend a day in jail.

  • Nobody hates paying taxes more than I do but since we all have to it’s hard to feel sorry for Lauryn Hill. You know how much you have to earn to owe the feds $1 million in taxes? A lot. Certainly a lot more than slaves ever earned, so please spare us the slavery comparison. She was free to earn what she did, free to spend it and free to ignore paying taxes. I will agree that if she has repaid $970,000 of the $1 million, prison time seems a bit harsh but the whole slavery comparison just takes away my sympathy.

  • She has always annoyed me. Totally seems like she loves the smell of her own farts. “Oh, I don’t know how taxes work.” Take your ass to H&R Block.

    And “a child of former slaves?” Girl, no. Just stfu.