Singer Lauryn Hill, Mom of 6, Could be Headed to Jail

lauryn hillSoulful singer Lauryn Hill could be singing the jailhouse blues soon.

The former Fugees front-woman has been charged with failing to file income tax returns for several years.

Apparently Hill earned more than $1.6 million from 2005 to 2007 but allegedly didn't file tax returns with the IRS. If found guilty, she could be slapped with a $100,000 fine and one year in jail.

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I just don't get all the celebrities who cheat on their taxes. Wesley Snipes, Pamela Anderson, Willy Nelson, Nic Cage, Pete Rose, Lionel Richie, Richard Pryor, Sophia Loren are among the superstars who have tried to get one over on Uncle Sam. God knows how many more just haven't been caught yet.

It's a bit ridiculous when you think about. They can actually afford good accountants. Plus, these are the people who make so much money that if the government doesn't get their share, they are worth going after. These celebs have to realize that. I guess it boils done to one simple thing -- greed. They just don't want to part with their paper!

Do you think stars who don't pay taxes neglect to do it on purpose or are they just so busy the simply forget?

 

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