‘Dance Moms’ star Abby Lee Miller sentenced to prison for bankruptcy fraud

Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller found out on Tuesday that she will be spending the next year behind bars.

The Associated Press noted that a federal judge sentenced Lee Miller to one year and one day in prison for bankruptcy fraud plus two years of supervised release when she gets out. In addition, she was fined $40,000 and ordered to pay a $120,000 judgment.

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“It’s a very serious situation when someone who files for bankruptcy isn’t truthful with the court,” Judge Joy Flowers Conti told the reality star in court.

Lee Miller initially filed for bankruptcy in 2010. According to the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, she did not disclose that she had a contract for the Lifetime show in the reorganization plan she submitted to the court.

The 50-year-old was indicted in 2015 on 20 charges of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations. She allegedly hid hundreds of thousands worth of income in multiple bank accounts.

Lee Miller told the court that she was very sorry for her actions and said that she wished she would have held herself to the same standards as she did her dancers.

She has 45 days to report to prison.

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