Dance Moms reality star Abby Lee Miller is alleged to have committed bankruptcy fraud.
The dance teacher is accused of concealing her income for several years. She went through a financial rough patch a few years ago. However, it’s reported that once she started to earn good money again from her TV show/ spin-off/ classes/ merchandise, she allegedly hid that income.
United States Attorney David J. Hickton, Western District of Pennsylvania confirms the charge of bankruptcy fraud.
FOX News reports the “20-count indictment includes charges related to concealment of bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations”.
Abby is facing up to five years in prison and $5 million in fines (each alleged infraction is worth a $250,000 fine).
Abby allegedly “filed a Petition to Reorganize her dance studio in December 2010”. Then she allegedly “concealed her income between 2012 and 2013 from her show as well as her spin off TV shows, Masterclass dance sessions and merchandise sales”.
The indictment claims Abby created new bank accounts to hide the income and “made multiple false declarations in monthly operating reports”.
How much money did she allegedly hide? $755,492.85!