Shocking News: #DanceMoms Star Abby Lee Miller Indicted on Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

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Abby Lee Miller, controversial star of the hit Lifetime show, Dance Moms, has been indicted on charges of bankruptcy fraud.  United States Attorney David J. Hickson of the Western District of Pennsylvania, announced the 20-count indictment, earlier today.

“Criminal prosecution is appropriate when debtors corrupt the bankruptcy process through deceit and lies before the court,” said U.S. Attorney Hickton.

The indictment includes charges related to hidden bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations. Miller faces up to five years in prison, and up to $5 million in fines.  Each count carries a possible fine of $250k.   

The indictment states that in December of 2010, Miller filed a Petition to Reorganize her dance studio.  Allegedly, Miller schemed to defraud the bankruptcy court by concealing the income she received between 2012-2013, as the star of Dance Moms.  Income generated by her spin-off shows, Masterclass dance sessions and merchandise sales, was also allegedly hidden.

Miller is accused of creating bank accounts to hide her income, and made multiple false declarations in monthly operating reports.  The document states that she concealed a total of $755,492.85, and the fraudulent acts  allowed her favorable terms, in restructuring her debt. 

“The investigation of Abigale Lee Miller demonstrates our commitment to identify and prosecute those who commit bankruptcy fraud,” stated Acting Inspector in Charge, David McGinnis, of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Pittsburgh Division.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Abby Miller is a polarizing TV personality, but this news is sure to drop the jaws of Dance Mom viewers across the country.  Stay tuned, as we follow the case.


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