Abby Lee Miller, Star of ‘Dance Moms’ Indicted for Bankruptcy Fraud

Nov 3, 2015 | Bankruptcy, Celebrity Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Anyone who has watched ‘Dance Moms,’ has witnessed Abby Lee Miller lashing out at her dance protégés and their mothers. No one is immune to her wrath as she demands absolute perfection from everyone. In each episode, copious tears are shed by all – all except Abby of course. But that may change because Abby, the queen of ‘Dance Moms,’ has just been indicted for bankruptcy fraud.

Her demanding and overbearing personality pushes her dancers to achieve great things. They battle through injuries (both physical and psychological) to perform dance numbers with precision and grace. Abby choreographs the dances herself. They cover themes such as ‘Topless Showgirls,’ ‘Rosa Parks,’ and a quaint little number called ‘Children with Guns.’

Tiny Dancer

By the way if you haven’t watched the show, her dance protégés are between 8 and 14 years old.

Abby isn’t afraid to call it like she sees it. She spares no detail in the critique of her students, regardless of how young and emotionally fragile they are. But apparently when it comes to bankruptcy, she’s not so hung up on providing details – considering she is being indicted for not disclosing roughly $750,000 worth of income when she filed in 2010.

Same old Song and Dance

We’ve already seen what can happen when you lie to the bankruptcy court. Teresa Giudice and her husband both got prison time for the same thing.

And make no mistake about it, failing to disclose information is still a lie. It’s just a lie of omission rather than commission. The court doesn’t care what kind of lie it is. You’ll get in trouble just the same.

Safety Dance

So if you’re a celebrity out there who is contemplating bankruptcy, please consider the consequences of lying to the court. The system is going to make an example out of you if you get caught.

And if you’re one of the countless celebrities who has already filed, let’s hope you were honest about everything you own. Abby Lee Miller filed five years ago and is just getting indicted now. If you lied, your time is gonna come.

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