Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to file three years of federal tax returns on more than $1.6 million in income, according to New Jersey prosecutors.
The 37-year-old ex-Fugees member, who recently spoke out against Nicki Minaj’s treatment over canceling her Summer Jam appearance, was slammed with three charges stemming from not paying Uncle Sam from 2005 to 2007.
According to U.S. District Court documents, the “Zion” singer owns and operates four private corporations along with her entertainment career which include Creations Music, Boogie Tours, L.H. Productions 2001, and Studio 22.
However, royalties from the recording and film industries make up Hill’s primary source of income. The documents further show in 2005, the “X Factor” singer received a gross income in excess of $818,000; during 2006, $222,00; and in 2007, $761,000.
Each tax charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
The mother-of-six is scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Shipp on June 29.