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Former 'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller Sentenced to Prison for One Year

 
 
 
Former 'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller Sentenced to Prison for One Year

Abby Lee Miller's couple months of bad news is about to get worse. After quitting Dance Moms, and being quickly replaced by Dancing With the Stars professional Cheryl Burke, the other shoe has dropped in Abby's legal case. People.com reports that Miller has been officially charged for bankruptcy fraud and will face prison time. 
Miller has been sentenced to a year and one day in a federal prison. Upon her release she will also be supervised for two years. Abby was fined $40,000 and was ordered to pay $120,000 in judgement and to give a DNA sample for her felony charge. 

In late 2015, Abby was charged with trying to hide almost $775,000 of income from her Lifetime series while filing for bankruptcy. Abby was also accused of separating $120,000 among several friends while traveling from abroad into the United States. It is illegal to bring more than $10,000 of foreign currency into the country. 

It is unknown how much of Abby's prison time she will actually serve. The estimate is that she will likely serve 10 months inside prison with the rest of her sentence being carried out at a halfway house. 

In a statement to the public, Miller's lawyers said, "Throughout this case, Ms. Miller has taken both the allegations and the proceedings very seriously. This has been a challenging time for Ms. Miller. She appreciates the words of encouragement and support from around the world."

Abby hasn't commented about having to go to prison but in  an earlier interview with People she expressed her fears. "I'm afraid of being physically abused or raped," she said. "I have to stay busy. If I thought about it every day, I'd just sit around and cry."


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Former 'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller Sentenced to Prison for One Year

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