Abby Lee Miller sentenced to one year in jail

Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller will spend 366 days in jail for bankruptcy fraud.

The founder of Abby Lee Dance Company, Abby Lee Miller, was charged with 20 counts of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations, including bringing $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the US, which she failed to report.

An investigation from the IRS and the FBI found that the 50-year-old allegedly hid more than US$755,000 in various bank accounts, which she earned from personal appearances, dance sessions and merchandise sales.

Abby, who pleaded guilty to the charges, was also sentenced to two years of probation and fined $40,000, Page Six reported.

Before her sentence was passed down, Abby addressed the court with a lengthy statement.

“I’m certainly ashamed to be meeting you for the first time in this manner,” she told the judge.

“I wish you could take my class or come to one of my events and see how much I love this.

"I am very sorry for what I've done. My name has been dragged through the mud."

Abby filed for bankruptcy in 2010, despite still having a contract for her reality show. But when her judge spotted her on TV, he concluded that she must be earning more than the $8,899 a month that she had declared.

In March Abby announced she was leaving her reality TV show after seven seasons on air. She will be replaced by US Dancing with the Stars judge Cheryl Burke.

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