*A rep for Lauryn Hill is dismissing reports claiming the singer faces possible charges over new allegations of tax fraud, insisting the stories are false.
The former Fugees singer served three months behind bars for tax evasion last year after failing to file returns with from 2005 to 2007. She managed to pay off debts amounting to more than $900,000 relating to that case prior to her jail stint, but reports suggesting Hill owed another $866,868 to the IRS, surfaced last week.
Her publicist, Kathryn Frazier, came out today to shut down the allegations, claiming documents purportedly showing the new tax debt are old, reports Pitchfork.com.
A statement issued by Frazier reads: “Contrary to media gossip (fact checking seems to be a dying art-form) there are no changes in Ms. Hill’s legal status.
“Ms. Hill has finished her sentence, has been fulfilling her agreement with the IRS, and is taking care of all outstanding matters in regards to this situation. She is not in jeopardy of any further charges. The press is reporting on paperwork that had recently been filed, and has now become public record.”