Lauryn Hill sentence delayed in tax evasion case

Posted at 1:00 PM, Apr 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-23 12:59:49-04

Lauryn Hill performs at the L.A. Rising festival in 2011. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Grammy-winning performer Lauryn Hill can breath easy — for a few weeks at least.

A federal judge delayed Hill’s sentencing for tax evasion to the first week of May.

The 37-year-old singer, songwriter, rapper, actress and record producer pleaded guilty last June to not paying taxes on income from 2005-2007.

The former lead singer of the Fugees owes close to $1 million in back taxes.

Hill began her solo career with the release of the 1998 critically acclaimed album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”