Lauryn Hill's sentencing was moved to May 6 to give Lauryn time to repay a portion of her $968,000 tax debt
By Florence Anthony
Lauryn Hill just bought herself a couple of weeks of freedom. The songstress was to be sentenced for prison time on April 22 after pleading guilty to not filing tax returns for 2005-2007. However, the sentencing was moved to May 6 to give Lauryn time to repay a portion of her $968,000 tax debt. Lauryn’s attorney said the singer recently signed a million dollar recording deal with SONY, and, that she is also planning to take out a $650,000 loan to put toward the bill. While Lauryn faces several years in prison, she and her attorney have asked the judge to put her on probation so that she can continue to work and care for her children.
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