Troubled singer Lauryn Hill paid her overdue tax bill today, but that didn’t save her from doing a time in the federal pen.
USA Today reports that Hill was sentenced to 3 months in prison for failing to pay $1 million in overdue taxes.
Prior to the hearing, Hill’s attorney, Nathan Hochman, said in an email to TIME magazine Monday that Hill paid $970,000 to satisfy state and federal back taxes. Hill, but apparently that wasn’t enough for the judge.
Somber signer Lauryn Hill was spotted leaving a Newark, New Jersey court Monday (April 22) after a judge postponed her sentencing and gave her two weeks to pay $504,000 she owes the IRS in back taxes. Hill, 37, fell behind in her taxes after claiming she took a 3-year hiatus from show biz to find herself. Prosecutors charged the Grammy winner with “willfully failing to file income tax returns with the IRS” for 3 years. According to Hill, she wasn’t obligated to pay taxes for those 3 years since she wasn’t working. But the judge disagreed, saying Hill earned a modest sum of 1.8 million dollars from 2005-2007. She faces up to 5 years in jail and an additional $100,000 in fines.
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In 2011, I wrote a post titled How to Snag a True Baller. The purpose of my post was to help women separate the fluff from the true ballers by educating herself on what ballers like.
Groupies are a dime a dozen, but it takes a certain type of woman to marry up.
Knowledge is what separates groupies from women who snag True Ballers
The NY Post published an article about well-heeled New York men who set themselves apart from the rest by showcasing their refined tastes on their wrists.
But not all successful men want to get married. Some want to play the field, so it pays to know the game.
Newly divorced Manhattan surgeon Robert Huang flashes a $80,000 Rolex during his interview with the NY Post.
“Women want to see a man as being successful and, along with upscale clothes and shoes, a good watch is an established symbol of success,” says Huang, who is seeking a “younger woman for companionship, not marriage.”
“They want a man who can give them security and it highlights the fact you’re that type of guy.”