Abby Lee Miller Has Officially Begun Her Prison Sentence
Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller started her one-year sentence in federal prison today.
The choreographer and reality star was initially indicted in 2015 on 20 charges of concealment of bankruptcy, bankruptcy fraud and false bankruptcy declarations since the FBI, IRS and postal inspectors investigated her case. After two years, Miller reported to FCI Victorville prison in California.
Miller posted her final message on Instagram in a post today before reporting to the facility. “Today is going to be a tough day!” she wrote. “Seems as though important facts were omitted from the case! Just wanted to let the world know - moms and girls all made money, Lots of money! Nobody was doing me a favor out of kindness of their hearts!” The post has since been deleted for unknown reasons, but still remains on Twitter.
Miller’s attorney, Robert Ridge, reported to E News, “This is an extremely emotional day for Ms. Miller. Earlier today, Ms. Miller expressed to us that she is looking forward to starting the process of completing her obligations set by the Court. She has accepted that this matter will never truly be ‘behind her,’ but this chapter of the process has begun and there is now an end in sight.”
Along with being sentenced to a year in prison this past May, the 50-year-old has been fined $400,000 and is ordered to pay a $120,000 judgment. She had 45 days to report to the prison. This comes after Miller allegedly hid more than $755,000 in separate bank accounts. It was income that stemmed from her time working on the Lifetime series that made her name. She also filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and plead guilty to concealing those bankruptcy assets. She responded to pleading guilty by saying, “I am very sorry for what I’ve done. My name has been dragged through the mud.”
Miller left Dance Moms just two months before being sentenced to prison.