Dance Moms News: Is Abby Lee Miller Trying To Avoid Jail Time? [VIDEO]
It looks like Abby Lee Miller is trying her best to stay out of the slammer for as long as she can. In fact, there's a new report that says the Dance Moms star is apparently buying herself time by delaying her bankruptcy fraud case so she can continue to film for her hit reality television show.
According to OK! Magazine on Friday, Miller is no doubt breathing a huge sigh of relief as her legal counsel's January 27th request to extend the deadline to file their pretrial motions was accepted.
The site further reported, "The documents claim that the FBI provided her attorneys with 'two discs containing discovery material' during a December 3rd meeting. However, no material was given to her team. The material is currently at the FBI's Pittsburg office."
What's more, Miller's lawyers explained are definitely trying to extend the case for as long as they can as they've recently managed to make a case of how they and the FBI have "not been able to coordinate a mutually available time" for her team to review it.
According to Reality Tea back in October, Miller pleaded not guilty for allegedly hiding income from her reality show while claiming bankruptcy. Miller was hit with 20 counts of fraud for allegedly trying to hide her income when she declared bankruptcy back in 2010. That same year, Miller filed a petition to reorganize her Pittsburgh, Penn. studio, the Abby Lee Dance Company.
U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton reported that Miller opened up bank accounts to hide more than $755,000 she made from her reality show and merchandising. Miller also didn't report some of the money she made to the IRS and lied on financial reports.