‘Dance Moms’ star sentenced to a year in prison

by Anna Sobrevinas12 May 2017

Abby Lee Miller of television’s Dance Moms was sentenced to a year and a day in prison Tuesday after allegedly hiding her income worth $775,000, according to an Associated Press report. Miller hid the income after filing for bankruptcy in 2010 following her default on a $245,000 mortgage for a Florida condominium and a $96,000 mortgage on her Pittsburgh dance studio.

“Dance Moms became a hit and I became a laughingstock of reality TV," Miller told the judge Tuesday. "Why didn't I hold myself to the same standard I hold my dancers to? Had I done that, I wouldn't be here today."

The former Dance Moms instructor, who currently works in a dance studio near Los Angeles, was also sentenced for bringing in $120,000 in Australian dollars without declaring it, was fined $40,000 in addition to the Australian money she’s reportedly forfeiting after pleading guilty last year, and will serve two years of probation after serving her prison time.


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