Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller has broken her silence after being sentenced to prison.
Abby was ordered to spend a year and a day in prison for bankruptcy fraud and concealing money earned abroad.
Breaking her silence outside the courthouse, she said: “I feel relieved… I feel peaceful.”
She added to ET that she’ll be keeping busy and is “pitching a new show”.
“I have been so very successful – maybe that’ll be some time to work,” the 50-year-old continued. “There’s dancing in it!”
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Abby continued: “There’s a few physical limitations, dietary limitations [in prison], of course, but it’ll be OK… It’s a realm of the world I know nothing about. I just know what I know and I do the best I can.”
Speaking aout her regret, she said: “I know that I didn’t make the right decisions all the time.. I think [the punishment’s] just begun.”
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The 50-year-old, a dance instructor on Lifetime cable television’s hit show Dance Moms, was also sentenced by Chief District Judge Joy Flowers Conti to two years of probation following her release from prison and ordered to pay a $ 40,000 fine.
She pleaded guilty to concealing approximately $ 755,000 in income she had earned in 2012 and 2013 after filing for bankruptcy in 2010 to reorganize her AbbyLee Dance Company business. Her company exited bankruptcy in 2013.
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The reality TV star was also ordered by the judge to forfeit $ 120,000, the amount of money which prosecutors said Abby had transported in foreign currency to the United States from overseas locations, including England and Australia in 2014, without disclosing on arrival.
She was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2015 on charges of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations.
Questions about the accused fraudulent activity were first raised after a bankruptcy judge happened to watch one of her spin-off shows and doubted her claim that she was cash-strapped, the indictment said.
Known for her bossy and brash teaching style, Abby was the star of Dance Moms, a reality TV show about the competitive world of dancing that premiered in 2011.
She wrote in a March post on Instagram that she would be leaving the show after seven seasons, saying she was refused creative credit for her dance routines and ideas.
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