Blogged By: De De Tillman
Source & Story Credit: AP – 9 News – Samantha Henry
Posted: Friday June 8, 2012 @9:00 p.m PST
According to AP/9 News, Singer Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to file income tax returns for several years.
Hill earned more than $US1.6 million during 2005, 2006 and 2007, the three years she allegedly failed to file returns, the US Attorney’s office in New Jersey said on Thursday.
Hill’s primary source of income is royalties from the recording and film industries, prosecutors said.
She also owns and operates four corporations: Creations Music, Inc, Boogie Tours, Inc, L H Productions 2001, Inc and Studio 22, Inc, according to court papers.
The 37-year-old Hill got her start with The Fugees and began her solo career in 1998 with the critically acclaimed album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
The album, praised by critics for its incisive lyrics and synthesis of rap and soul, sold eight million copies.
She then largely disappeared from public view to raise her six children, five of whom she had with Rohan Marley, the son of famed reggae singer Bob Marley.
Hill lives in South Orange, a suburb just west of Newark, New Jersey, and had attended Columbia High School in Maplewood.
Hill is scheduled to appear in court on June 29.