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Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion: Does She Deserve Jail Time?

Fergie 2012/06/29 19:57:29
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Singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday morning to tax evasion. She could face up to three years in jail if she's not able to pay back what she owes before her November sentencing. Hill's attorney claims that she is being targeted by the federal government because of her celebrity status.

Hill gave her side of the story in a lengthy blog post a couple weeks ago, stating she had to go underground in order to protect her family from being "manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex”. While "underground" she claims to have used all of her resources to protect her family instead of paying her taxes. What do you think? Is Hill being unjustly targeted by the government or does she deserve jail time?

The former Fugee failed to file three years of taxes.

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  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2012/07/01 19:06:44
  • Gregaj7 2012/07/01 17:11:26
    No
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Who is the "damaged party" here??
  • Shark Gregaj7 2012/07/02 03:18:28
    Shark
    +1
    Mostly Democrats: Welfare Recipients. They have been bread to live off the work of others.
    hahahahhahaa
  • Freight85 Shark 2012/07/03 00:00:14
    Freight85
    +1
    The biggest welfare recipients are the military industrial complex, the Federal Reserve and the bankers. Of course your so smart you think its the little people who get food stamps and have to catch a bus right. Hahahahahaha
  • Shark Freight85 2012/07/03 02:46:30
    Shark
    The military industrial complex, the Federal Reserve and the bankers are all part of a criminal empire that is using politicians to rob us blind.
    The fraudulent welfare abuse that has become somehow Normal is a whole other topic.
  • lolitalovely 2012/07/01 15:08:07
    Yes
    lolitalovely
    If she broke the law and the judge sees imprisonment fitting then he should enforce it whether or not shes a star. they should take precautions though.
  • throughtheblack 2012/07/01 14:00:13
    No
    throughtheblack
    +5
    Income tax should not even exist. It punishes productivity and it violates your life and liberty. The government basically claims ownership of a certain part of your life. They also try to make it constitutional by claiming that it is voluntary then turn around and threaten you with fines or jail time if you don't comply. In case you didn't know, there was no income tax until 1913 and the country did pretty well up until that point without it. Basically the income tax coupled with the Federal Reserve has been the greatest fraud perpetrated upon the USA.
  • Mr.Hood... through... 2012/07/02 11:50:32
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    +1
    People are too brainwashed to understand that. They think it's "breaking the law" not complying with corrupt authority.
  • miranda monet 2012/07/01 13:44:38
    Yes
    miranda monet
    If the Rich would pay THEIR TAXES & No Tax havens Like MITNEY has in the Cayman islands then and only then will we NoT be in a depression like we are now :.Mittens should even go to jail for tax evasion for all the years he's had it in the caymans.!!
  • through... miranda... 2012/12/02 13:24:13
    throughtheblack
    FYI Obama also has money in the Cayman Islands.
  • gunner 2012/07/01 13:14:23
    No
    gunner
    +3
    I support everyone who keeps their money away from a pack of thieves. This gargantuan ponzi scheme is a total fraud. Best of all it`s legal. Of course if you can write your own laws,own the banks, why not steal from the people who trust you ? Why did she plead guilty? It`s her money.The key to this story is not that she avoided taxes, she went underground and got caught.
  • miranda... gunner 2012/07/01 13:48:03
    miranda monet
    +2
    People hide money in offshore accounts just like Mitt . Samething should he go to jail ???
  • gunner miranda... 2012/07/01 14:07:54 (edited)
    gunner
    +1
    Nope. I support the total abolishment of the Federal Reserve and it`s enforcement arm, the irs. An intersting thing is that volunteer donations always outwiegh the mandatory. But this isn`t really about the money, it`s about power and control.
  • Mr.Hood... miranda... 2012/07/02 11:51:36
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    Problem is you don't see Mitt going to jail or having the IRS up his ass. He and others that are part of the corrupt system get away with it.
  • Simms miranda... 2012/07/02 14:30:13
    Simms
    If you read and understood gunner's response, then you wouldn't have to ask that question.
  • Freight85 gunner 2012/07/03 00:01:26
    Freight85
    +1
    Yeah, if your awake your a terrorist.
  • gunner Freight85 2012/07/04 01:07:42
    gunner
    Hi there ! Your friendly neighborhood terrorist is awake. I think. On another post the one I was conversing with told me I could chose my own reality. So, In the matter of the tax case. Ever wonder who release`s these high profile case`s to the media ? Sort of gives people a wake up call when it happens. Nobody wants an audit by the IRS. So, FEAR and don`t cheat on your taxes. I refer to my earlier comment. It`s about power and control. The Fed owns the printing press. If they need money, they can just print it.And they do. So, if you or I incur a debt,do we demand our neighbor pay it?The Fed does. It`s a rotten crooked and immoral scheme. Me a terrorist? By their standards, Most people are.
  • Freight85 gunner 2012/07/04 23:30:15
    Freight85
    +1
    You got that right, preach on brother.
  • gunner Freight85 2012/07/05 12:17:28
    gunner
    Sorry, there is so much that can be said about the Fed. and IRS. It seems as if we have a Gov. run amok.
  • Freight85 gunner 2012/07/05 22:03:17
    Freight85
    +1
    We do.
  • gunner Freight85 2012/07/13 03:39:05
    gunner
    +1
    Greedy, control freaky running amokers
  • TheThinker 2012/07/01 09:21:15
    Yes
    TheThinker
    +1
    She sure does. Too many of these rich celebrities think they are above tax laws.
  • strawberry TheThinker 2012/07/03 05:24:00
    strawberry
    It seems many wealthy politicians manage to evade paying taxes, never going to jail. Mitt Romney evaded paying U.S. taxes.
  • gunner TheThinker 2012/07/05 12:22:42
    gunner
    I `m not rich, and I think I`m above any tax laws. In fact, I don`t have a job, my un-employment is about to run out. I think everyone is above tax law and them thet rites it. I doesnt respect thieves.
  • Christian 2012/07/01 07:05:47
    No
    Christian
    Give her the bill and leave her alone.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/07/01 07:01:06
    Yes
    TheTruth1313
    +3
    Hell yes. The law needs to work the same way for EVERYBODY
  • strawberry TheTrut... 2012/07/03 05:24:53
    strawberry
    That includes Mitt Romney who evaded paying U.S. taxes.
  • TheTrut... strawberry 2012/07/03 07:00:40
    TheTruth1313
    definitely Obama for all his crimes against the country("fast and furious," "Ovomitcare," "800,000 illegals" and on and on.
    You can talk about then all you want, but, the fact is Obama sucks NOW and must be removed from office.
  • Party Boy [A7X Bat] 2012/07/01 06:43:40
    Yes
    Party Boy [A7X Bat]
    +3
    If she pleads guilty to the crime, she's going to do the time. The legal system never lets average people go because they have a sob story, why should celebrities get special treatment?
  • amazinggrace 2012/07/01 05:35:45
    Yes
    amazinggrace
    +3
    This is just my opinion, but her story sounds like so much BS.
  • Kurbdog 2012/07/01 05:18:41
    No
    Kurbdog
    +5
    Anyone who works for the irs deserves jail time. A life sentence.
  • amazing... Kurbdog 2012/07/01 05:28:54
  • strawberry Kurbdog 2012/07/03 05:27:44
    strawberry
    +1
    I once watched a show where a former IRS agent said they get away with what they do only because Americans obey their laws.
  • Chuckychuck 2012/07/01 04:51:01
    No
    Chuckychuck
    I dont pay my taxes because currently receivin ssi
  • cddjmikey 2012/07/01 03:56:00
    Yes
    cddjmikey
    +1
    If ANYBODY skipped paying taxes for three years, other then an Obama cabinet member, they would be tossed in jail ! While there she can get all the mental help she needs for her acute case of Quaiditis ! She thinks the government is after her family ? I wonder if the group coming after her is a member of the "Star Wackers" group !
  • Michael... cddjmikey 2012/07/02 12:04:54
    Michael Hertel
    +1
    I know of cases where people did not file for longer than that, there was no jail time.
  • strawberry Michael... 2012/07/03 05:35:59
    strawberry
    My former husband.
  • strawberry cddjmikey 2012/07/03 05:35:29
    strawberry
    Mitt Romney evaded paying U.S. taxes.
    "Mitt Romney set up shell companies in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda to avoid U.S. taxes" [Los Angeles Times, 12/19/2007]
  • Reuben Rennick 2012/07/01 03:49:56
    No
    Reuben Rennick
    i don't know who she is, but she sure looks a lot like the young Oprah.young oprah
  • strawberry 2012/07/01 02:33:22
    No
    strawberry
    +2
    Mitt Romney is guilty of tax evasion. He never went to jail because Romney used a loophole for wealthy to get out of paying U.S. taxes.
    "Mitt Romney set up shell companies in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda to avoid U.S. taxes." [Los Angeles Times, 12/19/2007

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