‘Dance Moms’ star Abby Lee Miller indicted on 20 fraud charges, faces 5 years in jail

‘Dance Moms’ star Abby Lee Miller indicted on 20 fraud charges, faces 5 years in jail
October 14 12:23 2015

Dance Moms star, Abby Lee Miller, faces up to five years behind bar after being indicted on 20 counts of bankruptcy fraud.

March 28, 2015: Abby Lee Miller  arriving at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Mandatory Credit: INFphoto.com Ref.: infusny-244/TWPG

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Miller reportedly withheld earnings of the popular Lifetime reality show from 2012 to 2013, totaling around $755,000.

U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton has confirmed a grand jury in Pittsburgh, Penn., where 50-year-old Miller is originally from, was indicted on bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets, and false bankruptcy declarations charges, CBS Pittsburgh reports.

The owner of Abby Lee Dance Company filed a petition to reorganize her studio in 2010 and concealed her income to restructure debt in bankruptcy court.

In addition to facing jail time, she also faces paying $250,000 for each indictment.

In a statement, Hickton said, “Criminal prosecution is appropriate when debtors corrupt the bankruptcy process through deceit and lies before the court.”

She’s being accused of hiding income generated from Dance Moms, its spin-off shows, Masterclass dance sessions as well as sales from merchandise related to her shows.

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