Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty

Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday to income-tax evasion on $1.8 million in earnings. The 37-year-old hip-hop star and founding member of the Fugees could face up to $75,000 in fines and as much as three years in prison. She will be sentenced in November. Hill’s lawyer said that the performer was targeted because of her public profile. “There are many people in society who fail to file their taxes on time who only face civil liability,” said Nathan Hochman. “They chose Ms. Hill in particular because of who she was.”