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Lauryn Hill, Grammy Award-winning singer, faces sentencing in Newark court in tax evasion case

Lauryn Hill performs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute concert honoring Aretha Franklin during the 16th American Music Masters Tribute at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre on Nov. 5, 2011, in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images for Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Lauryn Hill
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(CBS/AP) NEWARK, N.J - Singer Lauryn Hill, former member of the R&B group, The Fugees, is expected to be sentenced for tax evasion in New Jersey Monday afternoon, according to CBS affiliate WCBS.

Hill admitted that she did not pay income taxes on $1.8 million from 2005-2007 and faces up to one year in jail. According to WCBS, she also faces 3 counts of $100,000 fines for each year she failed to pay taxes.

The singer was a music icon during her time with the R&B group and her later solo career. Her debut album as a solo artist "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" sold 8 million copies, says WCBS.

In later years, she stepped away from the limelight to dedicate herself to her six children. Hill said through an online post that she didn't pay taxes because she withdrew from society to guarantee the safety of herself and her family.

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