Feds: 'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller hid show income during bankruptcy

ByJOE MANDAK Associated Press via AP logo
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
FILE - In this May 13, 2015 file photo, Abby Lee Miller arrives at the 3rd Annual Reality TV Awards in Los Angeles.

PITTSBURGH -- "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller has been charged with hiding $775,000 worth of income from the Lifetime network reality show and spinoff projects during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh announced the bankruptcy fraud indictment Tuesday against 50-year-old Abigale Lee Miller, formerly of Penn Hills.

They say she hid income in 2012 and 2013 from her TV appearances as well as from dance sessions, merchandise and apparel sales.

According to the indictment, the owner of Abby Lee Dance Company gained favorable terms to restructure her debts by concealing the income.

The indictment says the scheme might not have been uncovered if the bankruptcy judge hadn't seen her on TV while channel surfing.

Miller's bankruptcy and defense attorneys didn't immediately return calls Wednesday.

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