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Former Dance Moms reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been sentenced to a year and a day in jail for bankruptcy fraud.
Abby Lee Miller is the founder of the Abby Lee Dance Company, and stars on the TV show Dance Moms.
Over the last few years, Abby has become extremely popular all around the world, but in the last year, that all came crashing down.
The news broke this morning that Abby will be heading behind bars after she took $120,000 worth of Australian currency into United States without reporting it.
The incident occurred in August 2014 when she was in Australia with her dancers on a promotional tour.
While appearing in court in Pittsburgh, a federal judge also handed Abby a $40,000 fine and ordered her to two years on extreme probation following her release from jail.
The court also stated that the TV star tried to hide over $775,000 worth of her income.
Abby's lawyers argued for probation, stating that once the fraud was discovered, they made all of her records open and honest, but that wasn’t enough to convince the judge.
Before the court made its final decision, according to Page Six, Abby Lee read a statement to the judge, which said, "I’m certainly ashamed to be meeting you for the first time in this manner. I wish you could take my class or come to one of my events and see how much I love this. I am very sorry for what I've done. My name has been dragged through the mud."
In March, Abby announced that she would be leaving the popular TV show, and Lifetime instantly found a replacement.