Abby Lee Miller has surrendered to FCI Victorville on Wednesday to begin her one year and one day sentence after pleading guilty to fraud and money laundering charges. Although the Dance Moms mentor admitted to her crime, she did not go down without dragging someone else to her case.
The 50-year-old dance instructor and choreographer voluntarily went to the facility in Victorville, California, to start her 366-day prison sentence. Abby Lee Miller’s attorney, Robert Ridge, revealed that the Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC) creator and founder was “extremely emotional” but she was ready to begin her sentence and complete the obligations that were set by the Court.
Although the Dance Moms teacher’s fears and sadness were quite expected, she was actually in good spirits the night before she surrendered. Paparazzi caught up with Abby Lee Miller before she got into her car and was asked if she would ever return to Australia. The ALDC mentor responded, “Yes!” with a huge smile on her face.
Miller was charged for not reporting the more than $10,000 she brought into America from Australia back in 2014. She pleaded guilty to international money laundering and this was one of the cases that she was imprisoned for.
However, Abby Lee Miller revealed something intriguing to the paparazzi that night. Without naming any names, the famously tough dance teacher shared that the moms on the hit Lifetime show and the ALDC Elite Competition Team members made money at the time as well.
Although she did not reveal the name of the person that she was referring to, it was quite clear that she was talking about Melissa Ziegler and her two daughters, Maddie and Mackenzie, after describing the person to be blonde with two kids. Melissa was the only mom at the time that had two daughters on the team.
Abby Lee Miller then told the reporters to check her Instagram account where she posted a copy of a check that was paid to a certain M, M & M. This corporation allegedly made $35,719.80 for just three events. Miller also claimed that she did not sign the check and suggested that someone has forged her signature. The Dance Moms teacher later deleted the post, but a spoiler site already grabbed a screenshot of the snap before she took it down.
Meanwhile, Maddie Ziegler had nothing but bad things to say about Abby Lee Miller. The 14-year-old previously revealed that she doesn’t talk to her former mentor anymore and that she was glad to finally move on from Dance Moms.
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