Abby Lee Miller Sentenced to Prison for Bankruptcy Fraud Case — How Much Time Will She Serve?
Former “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller has finally received a prison sentence after pleading guilty in her bankruptcy fraud case last June.
On Tuesday, Miller was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison and 2 years of supervised release. Along with that, she was fined $40,000 and ordered to pay $120,000 and hand over a DNA sample.
It is unknown how much time she'll actually serve.
In June, her lawyers requested that she get a maximum of 6 months in jail. Sources told People magazine that she could face 10 months in prison with a stint in a halfway house.
Miller was indicted for concealment of bankruptcy assets, bankruptcy fraud, and false bankruptcy declarations for hiding about $775,000 after her bankruptcy filing in fall 2015. She was also accused of smuggling around $120,000 into America from Australia with the use of plastic Ziploc bags, which were put into her group's luggage.
She eventually took full responsibility and pled guilty to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report an international monetary transaction, telling People, "I made mistakes and I trusted people… I have to take the blame. I have to take the punishment.”
Of her fears about going to prison, Abby said, "I'm afraid of being physically abused or raped. I have to stay busy. If I thought about it every day, I'd just sit around and cry.”
Her prison sentence comes on the heels of her exit from “Dance Moms.” In March, she revealed why she was quitting, writing on Instagram, "FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/ SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING - TO NO AVAIL!”