Lauryn Hill's sentence in her tax-evasion case has been postponed to May 6 because the singer had not yet paid restitution on the money she owes. She now has a two-week reprieve to gather the funds.
The eight-time Grammy winner appeared in a New Jersey federal court Monday to receive her sentence on charges of not paying taxes on $1.8 million in earnings. She had entered a guilty plea to three counts of tax evasion in June 2012, admitting that she intentionally failed to file tax returns in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Hill, 37, claimed that threats to her family were the reason she did not file the returns, NBC News reported.
Her attorney had said at the time that she would pay restitution by the time of her sentencing, but it turns out she has paid only $50,000 of a total of $554,000, according to the Associated Press.
It is in dispute if the former Fugee owes more or less than $1 million, counting civil penalties and interest. If she owes more than $1 million, as the prosecution alleges, she faces a jail sentence of up to 36 months, rather than maximum sentence of 30 months if the figure is less than $1 million.