The INSIDER Summary:
- “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller will begin a 366-day prison term on Wednesday.
- She was convicted of bankruptcy fraud and failing to report money brought into the US from abroad.
- Miller’s final episodes will air this summer.
- “Dancing With the Stars” pro Cheryl Burke will be a guest choreographer on the summer’s new episodes.
“Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller will report to prison in Victorville, California, on Wednesday, according to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Channel 4 News.
The dance teacher and star of the Lifetime reality show will serve one year and one day for bankruptcy fraud and concealing money from abroad.
Formerly a Pittsburgh resident, Miller will be serving her sentence in a prison in Victorville, located about an hour from her current San Bernardino, California, home.
Reuters reports that, in addition to the 366 days in prison, Miller must pay a $40,000 fine. After serving her prison term, she’ll be on a two-year probation.
In May, Miller pleaded guilty to concealing $755,000 in income earned after filing bankruptcy in 2010 for her dance school. Additionally, she was found guilty of not reporting money she brought into the US from other countries, including the UK and Australia, in the amount of $120,000.
In March, Miller announced she was leaving “Dance Moms” after a disagreement with producers.
“I don’t have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people’s children successful!” Miller said on Instagram.
“I just have a problem with being manipulated, disrespected and used – day in and day out by men who never took a dance lesson in their lives and treat women like dirt!”
The majority of children that follow me may be fast asleep, however now is the critical time to make the following statement: I WILL NO LONGER TAKE PART IN DANCE MOMS. FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/ SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING – TO NO AVAIL! TODAY, I WAS SO PROUD THAT I WENT AGAINST THE PRODUCER’S IDEA (ONCE AGAIN) TO ENTER A COMMAND PERFORMANCE OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE NUMBERS… “WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?” ALONG WITH THREE BEAUTIFUL SOLOS! I don’t have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people’s children successful! I JUST HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BEING MANIPULATED, DISRESPECTED, AND USED – DAY IN AND DAY OUT BY MEN WHO NEVER TOOK A DANCE LESSON IN THEIR LIVES AND TREAT WOMEN LIKE DIRT! #dancemoms #season7 #ALDC #aldcalways #newbeginnings #aldcla #alllovedancecourage
Miller’s final “Dance Moms” episodes will begin airing on August 1. Former “Dancing With the Stars” pro Cheryl Burke will serve as a guest choreographer on the season seven episodes.
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