A woman who is known for her appearances on a hit reality TV show has been indicted on fraud charges. Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reports that Abby Lee Miller, who stars on Lifetime’s “Dance Moms,” was charged with defrauding bankruptcy court by hiding assets and lying about her income.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office released a statement today that names Miller as the sole defendant in a 20-count indictment returned Tuesday. The statement says Miller was indicted on charges of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets, and false bankruptcy declarations.
The report adds: “According to the indictment, after filing a Petition to Reorganize her dance studio in December 2010, Miller then schemed to defraud the bankruptcy court by concealing income she earned between 2012 and 2013 from her performances on the reality TV show ‘Dance Moms’ and related spinoff TV shows, as well as from Masterclass dance sessions and merchandise and apparel sales.”
Miller reportedly is accused of concealing income totaling about $755,492.