Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade.
During her sentencing in May in Newark, N.J., Hill described how she failed to pay taxes during a period when she’d dropped out of the music business to protect herself and her children, who now number six. She said the treatment she received while she was in the entertainment business led to her decision to leave it.
After she is released from prison, she will be under parole supervision for a year, the first three months of which will be spent under home confinement.
With news about Lauryn Hill’s impending 3 month jail sentence for tax evasion, the question that everyone started asking was, “Who else has been in trouble with the IRS and had to serve time?” While that question on its face was enough to ponder, an even deeper question started to be asked; “How many caucasian celebrities have we heard of going to jail for this crime recently?”
I swear I am so sick and tired of these celebrities making all this money and not paying their taxes. You know the government will get their money one way or another, so if you have the money…which they do, then they should pay just like the rest of us. Common guys…use your damn head. Just Sayin’