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Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller isn't going to jail on fraud charges — yet

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Dance Moms star is putting off her court date, but will it change the outcome of her case?

Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms fame is facing some pretty serious fraud charges regarding her alleged money laundering, but she won't be going to jail any time soon — because the court just pushed back her sentencing date.

"Due to a scheduling conflict, government counsel is unavailable on that date," court papers read, via Radar Online. "The court has advised that Friday, January 20, 2017 is an available date for the court to sentence the defendant."

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Miller was originally scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 22, but the postponement gives defense counsel a little more time to gather their horses. She faces up to a $5 million fine and 20 months in prison for the 20 counts of fraud she was charged with back in Oct. 2015.

Not long ago, Miller joked about the very serious charges that she has been accused of.

"I've made a lot of mistakes, but probably not as many as all those bad moms," she joked on the red carpet of the Bad Moms premiere over the summer.

She also justified her alleged crimes with the costs of being on a reality show.

More: Dance Moms' future could be in trouble if Abby Lee Miller goes to prison

"I have a business on Santa Monica Boulevard west of the 405. I pay this exorbitant rent and it's a set for a lifetime to shoot their television show, and it's also my dance studio," she said during the same red carpet interaction. "It's a working dance studio. Just interviewing managers has been insane. Getting the right people to do the right jobs is what I need to do, and I need to do it myself."

During the same interview, Miller said she's a victim of her own self, because she is has been too trusting, and she will, "You know, deal with the consequences."

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Dance Moms star is putting off her court date, but will it change the outcome of her case?
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