Abby Lee Miller’s legal troubles have been public knowledge for some time now, but on Monday, June 27, it all came to a head.
Miller, the star of Lifetime’s hit show Dance Moms, appeared in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, courtroom on Monday and pleaded guilty to one count of bankruptcy fraud, and failure to report bringing more than $10,000 worth of Australian currency into the U.S., Entertainment Tonight reports.
Sentencing for Miller’s case will happen “after the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit resolves United States Vs. Free, a similar case addressing the issue of sentencing in a ‘zero loss’ bankruptcy,” her attorney, Robert Ridge told the publication in a statement.
But the future of Dance Moms may be uncertain, because Miller could be facing a lengthy prison sentence. According to Deadline, Miller could face 24 to 30 months behind bars, but her lawyers are reportedly asking for a maximum sentence of six months. We’ll only find out for sure when she’s sentenced on Oct. 11.
Miller’s legal woes have not only been taxing on her, but also on her students, something she noted in a statement to Entertainment Tonight, via her attorney, last week. She said, “Events over the past several months have been extremely challenging for me, my family, my friends and most important, my students. Because of this I made the very difficult decision to close the door on this chapter of my life [the criminal charges] by accepting responsibility for mistakes I have made along the way.
“I appreciate all the wonderful messages of support I’ve received from around the world and look forward to the future and getting back to my life’s work: helping young dancers fulfill their potential.”
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