Lauryn Hill is facing three years in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges. The former-Fugees star admitted to failing to pay her taxes between 2005 and 2007, when she is said to have earned $1.6 million. Hill’s lawyer, Nathan Hockman blamed the government for “targeting her since she’s a celebrity.” Hockman said, “There are many people in society who fail to file their taxes on time who only face civil liability. They chose Ms. Hill, in particular, because of who she was.”
Sentencing is due in September, with Lauryn Hill facing up to three years and prison, plus $75,000 in fines.