Lauryn Hill faces sentencing in NJ for tax evasion
FILE - This April 15, 2011 file photo shows singer Lauryn Hill performing during the 12th Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Hill faces sentencing in New Jersey on tax evasion charges. Hill pleaded guilty last June to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005-2007. She faces a maximum one-year jail term on each of the three counts when she's sentenced Monday, April 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Spencer Weiner, file)
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill faces sentencing Monday in New Jersey on tax evasion charges.
Hill pleaded guilty in June to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. She faces a maximum one-year jail term on each of the three counts.
The South Orange resident got her start with The Fugees and began her solo career in 1998 with the critically acclaimed album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
She then largely disappeared from public view to raise her six children, five of whom she had with Rohan Marley, the son of famed reggae singer Bob Marley.
Hill said in an online post that she had not paid taxes since she withdrew from society to guarantee the safety and well-being of herself and her family.