If the feds get their way, Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller could see 24-30 months in jail after pleading guilty today to part of her indictment last year on 20 counts of fraud and a new charge of violating currency reporting laws. With her lawyers asking for a maximum of six months behind bars, Miller will be sentenced October 11.
Facing a possible $5 million fine and five years imprisonment on the initial charges, Miller struck a deal with federal prosecutors after talks started over the past few weeks, as Deadline revealed earlier this month.
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The choreographer also copped to smuggling almost $150,000 in Australian currency without declaring it to the proper authorities.
“Events over the past several months have been extremely challenging for me, my family, my friends and most important, my students,” Miller told The Associated Press in a statement. “Because of this I made the very difficult decision to close the door on this chapter of my life by accepting responsibility for mistakes I have made along the way.”
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Dance Moms wrapped its sixth season in May 2016.
In the wake of the guilty plea, RenewCancelTV has contacted Lifetime for a statement on the status of Dance Moms Season 7, which understandably has yet to be renewed.
Stay tuned for updates…