Reality Star Now Faces Reality of Life in Prison

Ex-'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller gets a year in prison
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 9, 2017 3:48 PM CDT
Ex- Dance Moms Star Abby Lee Miller Gets a Year in Prison
TV personality Abby Lee Miller arrives at court in downtown Pittsburgh, for the second day of her sentencing hearing, Tuesday, May 9, 2017.   (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)./Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Former Dance Moms reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for bankruptcy fraud and for taking $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the country without reporting it, the AP reports. A federal judge in Pittsburgh also ordered Miller to pay a $40,000 fine and spend two years on probation following her release. Miller pleaded guilty in both cases last year.

Prosecutors said Miller tried to cheat her creditors by hiding $775,000 worth of income and deserved prison. Miller's attorneys argued for probation, saying her creditors were made whole after the fraud was discovered. The Dance Moms star was known for her brash behavior and pursuit of perfectionism from her students. Miller announced in March that she was leaving the show. (Here's the surprising way Miller reacted to her prison sentence.)

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