Magistrate Madeline C. Arleo presided over the case in Newark, New Jersey and she expressed displeasure at Hill’s failure to make the restitution payment on time. Judge Arleo in a statement said that she believed that ‘actions speak louder than words’ and that there had been no effort from Hill to make the tax payments.
Nathan Hochman, Hill’s attorney, promised that his client would pay up by May 3rd. He added that Hill was making arrangements to obtain real-estate loans amounting to $650,000 to make the payments. Hochman asked the judge to consider Hill’s responsibility as a mother of 6 and her long standing record making charitable contributions to sentence her to probation.
37 year old Hill had pleaded guilty on last year on the 29th of June to three counts of misdemeanor for failure to file her tax returns from 2005 to 2007. Hochmain said that Hill has already made a $50,000 payment and that she owes less than $1 million for penalties, fines and back taxes.