Abby Lee Miller, 51, who is better known for being the strict diva on Lifetime’s reality show, “Dance Moms” has just been given her fate by a judge and it includes one year in prison.
Miller was indicted for fraud in 2015 for allegedly hiding $775,000 from a bankruptcy court in income that she had earned after filing a petition to reorganize her Pittsburgh dance studio in 2010. She pleaded guilty to this charge and also pleaded guilty to another unrelated charge of $120,000 in foreign currency from Australia. The Associated Press has said Miller agreed to forfeit this money however.
She has been sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison but according to the judge, could move into a half way house after serving 10 months of her sentence. Prosecutors had wanted her to spend 2.5 years in prison while her attorneys were hoping for probation.
ABC affiliate WTAE in Pittsburgh reported this week that U.S. District Court Judge Joy Flowers Conti has ordered Miller to also pay $40,000 in fines and spend two years on supervised release after serving time in jail.
Mille apologized to the judge and said she regrets her actions everyday. She will have to report to prison in 45 days.
“Dance Moms” has still continued on television with guest choreographers including Cheryl Burke from “Dancing With the Stars.”