Bad times for Lauryn Hill. The artist, who disappeared from the public eye by her own free will in order to raise her six children out of the media's reach, has had to confess to the Newark justice system that she intentionally failed to pay taxes between 2005 and 2007. The former Fugees member pleaded guilty in front of Judge Michael Shipp, admitting she didn't pay taxes on the money she earned - 818,000 dollars in 2005, 222,000 in 2006 and 761,000 in 2007 - through four companies she directs. She has until early October to pay what she owes, but that won't keep her from having to stand in front of the judge in November to hear the final sentence she faces for this federal crime, which could put her behind bars for years. Hill explains herself in this long letter.