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Lauryn Hill reportedly sued for eviction

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   April 19, 2013 at 3:51 PM   |   Comments

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April 19 (UPI) -- Former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill will be sentenced next week in her tax fraud case, and she reportedly stopped paying rent on her New Jersey mansion last month.

The Grammy Award-winner is being sued for eviction by her landlord, who is calling for an immediate settling of her debt, according to TMZ.

Hill, 37, is facing up to three years in prison for failing to file three years worth of tax returns between 2005 through 2007 on $1.8 million in income. She pleaded for leniency and probation ahead of her April 22 sentencing, blaming "threats" for her decision to go "underground" and not pay taxes during those years.

In a lengthy statement posted to her Tumblr last year, Hill stated that she had "removed herself and her family from society, in order to keep them safe, healthy, and free from danger."

“For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda."

“I did whatever needed to be done in order to insulate my family from the climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism that I was surrounded by,” Hill wrote. The R&B singer pleaded guilty to tax fraud in 2012.

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