Phew! That was close!
Famed R&B artist Lauryn Hill was almost sent upstate to the pokey today after pleading guilty to evading the tax man from 2005 to 2007!!!
In fact, she was sentenced to prison, but her magician of a lawyer bought her two extra weeks to try and raise the $968K she owes her favorite Uncle Sam!
Her sentencing is set for May 6 and apparently Mrz. Hill will try everything from taking out loans to inking new recording deals with Sony in order to avoid seeing the inside of a cell!
How exactly do so many celebz forget to pay their taxes?
You'd think a super famous songbird could afford to keep an accountant on the payroll to remind them!
Either way, we hope she gets her shiz together ASAP!!!
If Lauryn doesn't repay these debts, the Doo Wop (That Thing) singer could spend several years in the slammer!
[Image via WENN.]
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