Say it isn’t so! Looks Abby Lee Miller is headed to jail.
The star of “Dance Moms” has been found guilty of bankruptcy fraud and sentenced to one year and one day and one day in pricing for hiding $775,000 worth of income and bringing $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the U.S. without reporting it. Additionally, she was sentenced to two years probation after her term is served.
Turns out she had filed for bankruptcy in 2010 before her show took off and neglected to report it to the judge who was reviewing her case. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Agresti nearly approved a plan to let Miller repay her creditors at lower interest rates and longer terms before he saw her on TV one night and figured she must be making far more than the $8,899 in monthly income she initially declared. It’s a crime to deceive a bankruptcy judge about one’s income and assets because that information is used to determine how much and how soon creditors will receive in the court-ordered repayment plan.
Miller eventually paid up $288,000 in TV income she didn’t initially report in 2012, then federal investigators found she’d hidden nearly $550,000 more from personal appearances, dance sessions and merchandise sales.
Miller must report to prison in a few weeks.
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