Former 'Dance Moms' star has been sentenced to a year in prison for bankruptcy fraud after bringing $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the country without reporting it. Prosecutors claimed she also tried to cheat her creditors by hiding $775,000 worth of income. Abby Lee Miller told Good Morning America that she “wasn’t ever trying to hurt anyone.” She called the incidents “a mistake.”
According to Page Six, a federal judge in Pittsburgh ordered Miller to pay a $40,000 fine and spend two years on probation following her release. Miller pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced on Tuesday. According to various reports, she’s expected to serve about 10 months.
“I’m just going to pretend that I am shooting a movie, and we’re on set, and I am there for 10 months, and that’s the way it’s gonna be,” she said on Good Morning America. Miller said she will spend her incarceration reading, learning to speak Spanish and writing a book.
The Lifetime television star was known for her brash behavior towards her dance students. 'Dance Moms' followed a class of Miller’s elite students and the relationship she had with the students’ mothers. According to Page Six, critics of the show have accused Miller of being emotionally abusive toward the girls.