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11 Musical Tax Evaders: Lauryn Hill Isn't The Only One Who Fought The Taxman And Lost

05/08/2013 02:06 EDT | Updated 07/09/2013 12:10 EDT
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NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 22: Signer Lauryn Hill is seen leaving court after the judge postpones her sentencing and gave her two weeks to pay back taxes April 22, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Hill pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges in June 2012 for failure to pay federal taxes on USD 1.8 million earned from 2005-2007. She faces a maximum one-year jail sentence for each of the three accounts. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Former Fugees vocalist Lauryn Hill is the latest in a long string of musicians who've had to face the music (no pun intended) from the taxman. Hill has been sentenced to spend three months in federal prison for tax evasion despite having paid the nearly $1 million owed to the I.R.S. before she was actually sentenced. The 37 year-old Hill pled guilty last year to three counts of evading taxes and failing to file returns on $1.8 million earned between 2005 and 2007.

While Hill is not the first to have to reconcile an unpaid tax bill, her jail sentence is somewhat of an extreme measure. Once Hill’s sentence in the big clink is wrapped up, she will spend three months on house arrest followed by nine months of supervised release.

Not all musicians who try to evade tax payments end up in jail. But what is certain is this: The taxman will eventually get what is coming to them.

Click below to see the proof:

11 Musical Tax Cheats