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Lauryn Hill could be evicted from her New Jersey home, according to reports out this week.
Hill has been reportedly renting a mansion in South Orange, NJ since 2009, however, she has not fulfilled her rent payment requirements of late. Her landlord has filed a lawsuit seeking an order for her make immediate payment or to exit the mansion.
The troubled singer has even bigger problems, however, and she is set for sentencing next week in a tax fraud case and could be imprisoned for several years.
Authorities have charged that Hill has not filed her taxes for the years 2005 to 2008 - an offense that can carry a penalty of one year in prison and a $1,000 fine for each count.
The singer is said to owe about $1.8 million in taxes from the past. She, however, has claimed that she did not pay because she received numerous threats telling her not to pay.
"As my potential to work, and therefore earn freely, was being threatened, I did whatever needed to be done in order to insulate my family from the climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism that I was surrounded by," Hill wrote in a statement last year.
She added, "This was absolutely critical while trying to find and establish a new and very necessary community of healthy people, and also heal and detoxify myself and my family while raising my young children."
She has asked the court to keep in consideration that she has received threats in the past.
The singer has urged the court not to imprison her, saying it would be easier for her to pay the back taxes "if she is placed on probation and continued to work."
A judge is scheduled to announce Hill's sentence on April 23.
Here is a video news report from 2012 on Hill's tax problems: