Lauryn Hill first pled guilty to tax evasion last summer (July 2012) after neglecting to pay taxes from 2005 â€“ 2007.
According to sources, the former Fugees singer made more than $1.8 million during that time period. Hill claims she didnâ€™t pay taxes because â€śshe felt her life as well as her familyâ€™s were being threatened,â€ť reports TheUrbanDaily.com.
The Sister Act actress is currently looking at jail time for several years, but is telling the courts that time would be better served outside of a cell as she would be able to pay off her debt more expeditiously.
â€śAccording to documentsâ€¦Lauryn Hill never goes into detail about the perceived threats on her life, but it does add to the various theories as to why [she] withdrew from the public spotlight,â€ť says TheUrbanDaily.com.
Laurynâ€™s sentencing takes place April 22.