Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller has once again asked for an extension on her bankruptcy fraud trial. This is the third time that the ALDC coach’s legal counsel has asked for more time to look at evidence that the FBI has submitted.
According to Deadline, Miller asked for additional time to “inspect and review” the materials sent over by the FBI. Her attorneys Robert Ridge and Brandon Verdream held that they asked for an extension in order to make “informed decisions concerning the filing of pretrial motions.” They added that they failed to coordinate with the local FBI agents to look at the material in question, as they did not have a “mutually available time.”
The Dance Moms star has been granted an extension by federal judge Terrence McVerry. Miller has now until March 1 to get the required papers to court and prepare her defense.
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In November, Abby Lee Miller pleaded “not guilty” to two counts of bankruptcy fraud, five counts of concealment of assets and 13 counts of making false bankruptcy declarations. If convicted, the reality star could spend up to five years in prison and $5,000,000 in fines.
In the latest episode of Dance Moms Season 5, fans saw a tearful Abby talking to her lawyers on the phone about her ongoing federal case. The following day, she sent an email to the mothers explaining that she would resign from the show. Miller also failed to show up for the weekly competition, which caused her co-stars to wonder if she is really leaving for good this time around.
In the preview for next week’s episode of Dance Moms, it was revealed that Abby Lee Miller may no longer be part of the show. While this has been an ongoing issue for a while, many of the cast members were still surprised to see the ALDC coach leave.
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In spite of her alleged resignation, Radar Online speculated that Abby will be back onDance Moms much sooner than later. The outlet reportedly got hold of court papers, which showed that Miller was granted a motion to travel from Los Angeles to Las Vegas from January 22-25 for work. Her flight coincided with Sheer Talent’s Special Edition competition held on January 23.
“Is it a coincidence that Dance Moms was filming in the same city that Miller had to file a motion to travel to for her job?” the author wondered.
Based on the preview for the next episode of Dance Moms Season 6, titled “Abby’s Replaceable,” two new instructors may take Miller’s place to coach ALDC. According to International Business Times, Debbie Allen of Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy and Nakul Dev Mahajan will be prepping the team for their upcoming competition.
While Abby Lee Miller may be hard on ALDC, the outlet held that both Allen and Mahajan also had very strict training methods. It was said that Kalani Hilliker and Nia Frazier may crack under pressure as they were both “pushed to their breaking point.”
In the promo video, it was evident that everyone is unhappy with Miller’s decision to resign. The moms may not always be on Abby’s side but they are slowly realizing that it was tough for the girls without the coach around.
“After Abby resigned last week, I think it’s very clear Abby set us up for failure. They’re incredibly vulnerable. Everyone’s hitting a wall and they have no leader,” Holly Frazier said.
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