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'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Indicted For Bankruptcy Fraud

"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller has been indicted for 20 counts of bankruptcy fraud stemming from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

By Lexie Hammesfahr | October 14, 2015

"Dance Moms" head-honcho Abby Lee Miller is being indicted for 20 counts of bankruptcy fraud. (Video via Lifetime / "Dance Moms")

The indictment is a result of Miller's alleged deceit that started with a 2010 petition to reorganize her dance studio. Federal prosecutors say Miller allegedly hid over $750,000 of income between 2012 and 2013. (Video via Lifetime / "Dance Moms")

According to the statement from the U.S. Attorneys' Office, each count comes with a max sentence of five years in prison or a quarter-million-dollar fine — or both. 

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Over the past few years, Miller has faced several lawsuits from former dancers, like Paige Hyland. That suit was dismissed in July for insufficient evidence.

defamation and emotional distress lawsuit from Hyland's mother, Kelly, was also thrown out in 2014.

Lifetime's cult-hit reality show will enter its sixth season in 2016. The show has been a huge stepping stone for dancers — most notably 13-year-old Maddie Ziegler, who gained more popularity after starring in two of Sia's music videos. (Video via RCA Records / Sia)

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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