‘Dance Moms’ Reality Star Abby Lee Miller Faces 5 Years in Prison For Fraud


Dance Mom’s Abby Lee Miller arrives at the after party to celebrate The CW’s ‘The Next’ on August 15, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Abbie Lee Miller, the tough-talking star of “Dance Moms” was facing possible prison time for fraud after allegedly hiding assets when she filed for bankruptcy.

The reality TV performer was indicted Tuesday in Pittsburgh by a federal grand jury on charges of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets, and false bankruptcy declarations, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Miller filed a petition to reorganize her dance studio then “schemed to defraud the bankruptcy court by concealing income she earned between 2012 and 2013 from her performances on the reality TV show “Dance Moms” and related spinoff TV shows,” the release stated.

She was also accused of failing to report earnings from Masterclass dance sessions and the sale of related merchandise.

The unreported funds totaled over $755,000, according to investigators.

If convicted as charged, the 50-year-old would face up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 or both for each of the 20 counts in the indictment.

The show “Dance Moms” was in its fifth season on the Lifetime Network.

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