'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller sentenced to a year in prison for bankruptcy fraud

"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller has been sentenced to a year in prison for bankruptcy fraud, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. She will pay a $40,000 fine and spend two years on probation following her release.

Miller was also charged with bringing $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the country without reporting it. She pled guilty in both cases.

Miller has 45 days to self-report to prison, according to CBS' KDKA. The Pittsburgh-born dance instructor, whose studio in the same region was featured on "Dance Moms," will serve her sentence in California, and reportedly said she "has no ties" to Pittsburgh anymore.

As the abrasive leading lady on Lifetime's hit show, Miller rose to fame after "Dance Moms" premiered in 2011. But her first brush with financial despair came before the show even premiered; in 2010, she declared bankruptcy and owed more than $400,000 in taxes. Her "Dance Moms" success could have solved her banking issues -- but instead, they spiraled even more out of control.

Four years later, in October 2015, Miller was indicted for fraud for creating a secret bank account used to hide some of her income. She then made false bankruptcy declarations so she could cheat her creditors by hiding $775,000 worth of income, prosecutors said.

In April 2017, "Dancing with the Stars" alum Cheryl Burke replaced Miller on "Dance Moms."

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SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 30: Dance Instructor Abby Lee Miller attends the Abby Lee Dance Company LA's VIP Grand Opening at Abby Lee Dance Company LA on May 30, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: TV personality Abby Lee Miller attends Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: TV personalities/dancers JoJo Siwa, Maddie Ziegler, Kalani Hilliker, tv personality Abby Lee Miller and dancer/tv personality Mackenzie Ziegler, accept the Favorite Reality Show Award for 'Dance Moms' onsteage during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/KCA2015/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Abby Lee Miller and Maddie Ziegler arrives at the 2015 ASTRA Awards at the Star on March 12, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: TV personality/Choreographer Abby Lee Miller attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: (L - R) Shad Moss, Abby Lee Miller, Keshia Chante attends 106 & Park at BET studio on July 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: TV personality Abby Lee Miller visits 106 & Park at BET studio on July 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - JULY 15: Abby Lee Miller signs copies Of Her Book 'Everything I Learned About Life, I Learned From Dance Class' at Bookends Bookstore on July 15, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Abby Lee Miller, The FOX Teen Choice Awards 2014 arrivals (Set B) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. August 10, 2014. (Pictured: Abby Lee Miller)
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