Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one year in prison on Tuesday after spending two years on supervision release.
The star has to pay $40,000 as a fine and $120,000 judgment. She has a period of 45 days when she must report to the prison.
“It’s a very serious situation when someone who files for bankruptcy isn’t truthful with the court,” Judge Joy Flowers Conti said.
Miller was already charged in 2015. After the FBI, IRS along with postal inspectors’ investigation, the star had 20 charges of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations. Allegedly, Miller concealed more than $755,000 in different bank accounts.
In 2010, Miller filed for bankruptcy. When submitting the plan to the court, the star didn’t say she had a contract for the series. Judge Thomas Agresti was the one who found out the choreographer on the TV. Consequently, the judge canceled her hearing to release her bankruptcy case and asked her to reveal any contracts.
“The problem here is that it looks to the court that she was hiding the ball and until she got caught we wouldn’t have known about this,” Judge Agresti commented.
In summer 2016, Miller pleaded guilty to hiding assets considered as bankruptcy. She also pleaded guilty to not declaring an international financial transaction.
On Tuesday, when she was in court, Miller told the judge that this is such a bad way to meet this way and that she hoped they would met in one of her classes. The famous star regretted her doings. She expressed to the judge how sorry she is with tearful eyes.
“I am very sorry for what I’ve done,” Miller apologized. “My name has been dragged through the mud.”