Abby Lee Miller is the star of the reality TV show Dance Moms. She was indicted this week by a Pittsburgh grand jury on 20 counts of fraud. According to the announcement made by US Attorney David J. Hickton, Miller allegedly hid more than $755,000 in earnings from the courts and the IRS. If found guilty, Miller could face up to five years in prison and rack up more than $5 million in fines.
According to Yahoo! the indictment says that “Miller orchestrated a complex shell game to hide money in recent years following her 2010 Chapter 11 petition to reorganize her dance studio business. That shell game of secret bank accounts brought accountants and even her family into the plan as well.” That includes her late mother Maryen Miller, who allegedly received $51,800 in talent fees from Dance Moms. (Maryen Miller died in February 2014. She was 86.) Abby Lee Miller’s arraignment will take place on November 5. According to Miller’s Twitter account, she is filming Season 6 of Dance Moms.