Finally, there’s some good news for troubled R&B singer Lauryn Hill: she’s paid off her back taxes.
She was given until today to come up with $504,000 that she owed in federal back taxes, as well as state taxes and penalties. On Sunday, her lawyer told Reuters that she’s settled her debts.
In an email, attorney Nathan Hochman wrote, “Ms. Hill has not only now fully paid prior to sentencing her taxes, which are part of her criminal restitution, but she has additionally fully paid her federal and state personal taxes for the entire period under examination through 2009.”
Lauryn — who is due in US District Court in Newark, New Jersey, after she plead guilty to three charges of failing to file her tax returns between 2005 and 2007 — faces up to one year behind bars for each charge. But now, after paying the debt down, her attorney expects that her sentence will be shortened.