Summer may have ended(ish) in the blink of an eye (seriously, where did it go??), but the season’s anthem still rings true. Justin Timberlake reminds us all just to dance, dance, dance. Maybe we “Can’t Stop the Feeling” but I think those involved in Abby Lee Miller’s legal woes may have misinterpreted the lyrics just a tad.
The Dance Moms stars’ legal team–along with her prosecutors–clearly misheard JT because for the Lifetime reality star, “ain’t nobody gettin’ sentenced soon, so keep dancing!” It’s unclear if she’ll keep dancing with her show, but she’ll at least avoid any potential jail time a bit longer. I, for one, think the mini team had something to do with this!
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According to the Associated Press (via Your Ohio Valley/WTRF), Abby, who is facing several very serious charges, is getting a few more months before facing the judge on claims bankruptcy fraud and that pesky time she allegedly brought Australian currency totaling more than $10,000 US dollars into the country back in 2014…while forgetting to declare it. Oops!
You may recall that Abby filed Chapter 11, and it wasn’t until the judge presiding over her case caught a glimpse of her on television that he realized she may have a tad more money than she claimed. The controversial Dance Moms centerpiece has already pleaded guilty for attempting to conceal a whopping $775,000 worth of her sweet Lifetime income (spin-offs included) from the bankruptcy proceedings, but she was dinged again when she was accused of ignoring laws regulating what amounts of foreign currency are required to be declared for tax purposes.
Abby was due to be sentenced on October 11, but that date has now been postponed until December 2nd. Both sides are in agreement regarding the delay, citing a similar case being decided that could possibly change the outcome of her sentencing. Each hope the verdict could impact the case. The federal prosecutors assert that Abby should be facing between 24 to 30 months in prison based on the underlying violations. Of course, Abby’s team is arguing that her snafu with the Australian cash didn’t keep money out of the hands of her bankruptcy creditors. They’re pushing for probation…six months jail time max.
I’m sure December 2nd will roll around, and I’ll be writing about yet another delay in her case. That will be fine with me, as long as I’m not writing yet another Dance Moms recap. I kid. I adore those girls! 😉
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[Photo Credit: Lifetime]