‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller Sentenced To Time Behind Bars
“Dance Moms” host Abby Lee Miller was sentenced Tuesday to one year and one day in state prison after she was found guilty last year on 20 counts of fraud, according to Deadline.
The former reality television star reportedly broke down in tears in the Pittsburgh courtroom as Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti read the decision. (RELATED: ‘Dance Moms’ Star Indicted On Very Serious Charges)
“You weren’t truthful, even when you knew you were supposed to tell everything, you still weren’t truthful,” Conti told Miller. “Somehow you got caught up in the world of fame and you lost your moral compass.”
After Miller serves her time behind bars, most likely near Los Angeles, she will be remain on probation for another two years. She also must pay a $40,000 fine and $120,000 judgement fee.
Last year, Miller plead guilty to one count of bankruptcy fraud and another count for failing to report more than $10,000 worth of Australian currency she brought into the country, according to another report.
In 2015, the “Dance Moms” star was indicted on a variety of fraud charges relating to hiding bankruptcy assets and making a false bankruptcy declaration. She was first accused of trying to hide $775,000 worth of income she earned on her show “Dance Moms” and related spinoff TV shows between 2012 and 2013 when she filed for Chapter 11.
The charges could have brought up to $5 million in fines and five years behind bars.