Abby Lee Miller Case Update: Why ‘Dance Moms’ Host Might Serve 2.5 Years In Jail
Dance Moms host Abby Lee Miller already faced the district judge of Pittsburgh for the first part of her sentence. The 50-year-old dance instructress is accused of 20 counts of fraud and violating the currency reporting laws.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Melucci told Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti that the choreographer should serve two and a half years in prison while making the final case for the government in the Pennsylvania city on Friday. The director and owner of Reign Dance Productions, on the other hand, was seated nearby and can overhear the debate, according to a report by Deadline.
The federal prosecutor rejected Abby Lee Miller's attempt to keep her innocence about the case and blamed her fame because her reality show, Dance Moms. However, she already pled guilty on June 27, 2016. Attorney Melucci then insisted that she "intended to cause harm" to her creditors by intentionally lying about her income on her liquidation profile in 2012.
The founder of Abby Lee Dance Company gave up her attempts not to pay her efforts to keep the $120,000, which she was accused of illegitimately sneaking to the U.S. from Australia in 2014. The feds, too, asserted that she has used the minors to bring the money worth more than $10,000 into the country that her group agreed to stop their request to augment her sentence.
To recall, Abby Lee Miller's legal representatives submitted a sentence memorandum on Tuesday asking if she could not serve the jail time required, per Comic Book.
"Ms. Miller respectfully requests that the Court impose a non-custodial sentence after considering her acceptance of responsibility and the nature and characteristics of her conduct and her life," the request read. "She presently finds herself standing before this Court having admitted to crimes that served almost no purpose but, fortunately, caused no harm."