‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller may have finally met her match and his name is Uncle Sam as the Queen of Mean was sentenced to one-year and a day on fraud charges.
Deadline is reporting:
Almost a year and a half after she was first indicted on 20 counts of fraud, former Dance Moms host Abby Lee Miller was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. After reporting in to a facility likely close to Los Angeles in about a month and a half and serving her time, Miller will have an additional two years of supervised release, Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti told the crying defendant and a pa
“You weren’t truthful, even when you knew you were supposed to tell everything, you still weren’t truthful,” Conti told Miller. “Somehow you got caught up in the world of fame and you lost your moral compass,” she added.
As a part of the cost of that loss, Miller will have to pay a fine of $40,000 and a $120,000 judgment for the currency-reporting violation charge the feds hit her with last summer. Miller has two weeks to appeal that ruling.
With the rarely low-key Miller having 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 detailed charges carried with them up to $5 million in fines and a possible five years in jail. If precedent for such white collar crime is a factor, it is likely Miller will not end up serving her full sentence in prison and be out in about nine months.
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