I feel sad about this. 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. Do you think she deserved going to jail considering she is a mother to a brady bunch of kids?
According to the Associated Press, Hill reported to federal prison in Danbury, said Ed Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmates at the minimum security prison live in open dormitory-style living quarters and are expected to work jobs such as maintenance, food service or landscaping.
As previously reported, L-Boogie pleaded guilty last year in New Jersey to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. Her sentencing also took into account unpaid state and federal taxes in 2008 and 2009 that brought the total earnings to about $2.3 million.
Her attorney had sought probation instead of prison time, arguing that Hill’s charitable works, her family circumstances and the fact she paid back the taxes she owed should merit consideration, but clearly that did not work!
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra Moser called Hill’s explanation for her actions “a parade of excuses centering around her feeling put upon” that don’t exempt her from her responsibilities.
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.
Keep strong L-Boogz.