After pleading guilty to tax evasion for the years between 2005 and 2007, Lauryn Hill has worked out a deal with the judge, and surprisingly, a new deal with record label Sony.
Lauryn’s presiding judge scolded the “When It Hurts So Bad” singer for making “no effort” to pay her taxes back, but showed some leniency by postponing her sentencing until May 6.
In return, the judge has now given Lauryn Hill a May 3rd restitution date, where she is expected to pay back $650,000 in owed taxes by using some of her Sony advance money.
According to TMZ:
Hill’s attorney said the singer recently signed a million-dollar recording deal with Sony … she was also planning to take out a $650,000 loan to put toward the bill.
Hill faces several years in prison … but her attorney is hoping for probation.
Hopefully, the mother of six will be able to avoid prison altogether and maybe we’ll get new Lauryn Hill music in the near future!