Singer Lauryn Hill faces federal tax charges

The Associated Press, Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7:11am (PDT)
  • NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have charged five-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill with willfully failing to file income tax returns with the IRS.

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    Authorities say Hill earned more than $1.6 million during the three years that she failed to file returns. Prosecutors say her primary source of income is royalties from the recording and film industries.

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    The 37-year-old South Orange, N.J., resident is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate on June 29.

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    Hill got her start with The Fugees and began her solo career in 1998 with the critically acclaimed album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."

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