Abby Lee Miller Dance Moms Prison Sentence Fraud

Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller to Serve One Year in Prison for Bankruptcy Fraud

Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller is headed to prison.

The Pittsburgh dance instructor was sentenced to one year and one day in prison by a federal judge on Tuesday, our sister site Deadline reports. Miller pled guilty to multiple charges of fraud last June for hiding more than $755,000 in earnings from the Lifetime reality show during her bankruptcy hearing.

Dance Moms, which debuted back in 2011, chronicles the chaos at Miller’s prestigious dance studio, where young dancers and their parents battle it out to win Miller’s approval. Miller can be a Gordon Ramsay-style tyrant with her students, barking out orders and criticizing young girls to the point of tears. And this isn’t her first brush with legal trouble: Several dancers and moms have sued Miller in the past for assault and emotional distress.

Miller publicly quit the show in March with an Instagram post complaining about being “manipulated, disrespected and used” by the show’s producers. Lifetime hasn’t yet officially renewed Dance Moms for an eighth season, but Dancing With the Stars alum Cheryl Burke has already stepped in to take over Miller’s spot, should the show return.