Abby Lee Miller, star of the hit reality TV show “Dance Moms,” began her sentence in federal prison this month, more than a year after pleading guilty to fraud in a Pittsburg federal court. Her sentence is 366 days in prison after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud and bringing in more than $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the United States, unreported.
Federal prosecutors charged that Miller was in the middle of Chapter 11 bankruptcy when she attempted to hide $775,000 in income from her Lifetime network reality show and its spinoffs.
The investigation was prompted after the bankruptcy judge in Miller’s case was channel-surfing one night and saw the reality star on TV in December 2012 and figured she had to be making more than the $8,899 in the monthly income she was claiming.
On a lighter note, Miller’s prison diet will be fruit, hot grits, whole wheat bread with jelly, and skim milk for breakfast; burgers with a choice of fries or a baked potato and fruit for lunch; and a deli sandwich or hummus wrap for dinner during her first week in prison, according to TMZ Live.
Bankruptcy trustees are experts at finding undisclosed cash, property, vehicles, boats, jewelry, antiques, and collectibles. If you are caught trying to hide assets, the consequences are big. Your discharge will be denied, and you will be unable to discharge the debts you listed in a subsequent bankruptcy filing. In addition, the potential penalty for bankruptcy crimes includes fines and imprisonment of up to five years.
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