Former Dance Moms host Abby Lee Miller was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh, almost a year and a half since she was first indicted on 20 counts of fraud. Miller will be reporting in to a facility likely close to L.A. in about a month and a half and serving her time. After that, Miller will have an additional two years of supervised release, Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti told the crying defendant and a packed courtroom Tuesday morning. Miller will also have to pay a fine of $40,000 and $120,000 judgement for the currency reporting violation charge the feds hit her with last summer.
After it was discovered that Miller had hidden more than $755,000 in earnings from the Lifetime reality series from the courts, the nearly two-dozen charges of fraud and more from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh were made public in October 2015. The charges carried had with them up to $5 million in fines and possibly five years in jail.
The ruling by Chief Judge Conti this morning comes after the government laid out their final argument and Miller herself took the stand in her own defense. Lifetime had no comment on today’s decision and Dance Moms producers Collins Avenue Entertainment did not respond to request for comment.
While it remains to be seen how much of that sentence Miller, 50, will actually serve, realistically she will face 10 months in prison, followed by a stay at a halfway house.
Written by The Bold Blogger
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