'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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