R&B star may avoid prison time by cashing in on $1 million label deal.
Most people can't avoid serious tax evasion charges by signing a $1 million record deal, but then again, most people aren't Lauryn Hill. The former Fugees star has reportedly inked a new deal with Sony Music, which may help in avoiding prison time for three years' worth of shrugged-off tax returns.
Last year, Hill pleaded guilty for failing to pay federal taxes on $1.8 million earned between 2005 and 2007. On Monday (Apr. 22), a federal judge postponed Hill's tax evasion sentencing, giving her until May 6 to pay off her liability, which now stands at $504,000 after Hill made a payment of $50,000 late last year.