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'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller indicted on bankruptcy fraud charges

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Abby Lee Miller, of the Lifetime hit show "Dance Moms," has been indicted on charges of bankruptcy fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton of the Western District of Pennsylvania said in a statement.

The 20-count indictment includes charges related to concealment of bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations. Miller faces up to five years in prison and up to $5 million in fines, since each count carries a possible $250,000 fine. 

According to the indictment, Miller filed a Petition to Reorganize her dance studio in December 2010. It states that the reality star concealed her income between 2012 and 2013 from her show as well as her spin off TV shows, Masterclass dance sessions and merchandise sales.

The indictment alleges Miller created bank accounts to conceal her income and made multiple false declarations in monthly operating reports. It states $755,492.85 as the total amount of income she hid.

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