'Dance Moms' coach star Abby Lee Miller could be sentenced to 2.5 years in jail

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It seems that Abby Lee Miller’s real life is just as interesting as her reality television series “Dance Moms.”

There have been a lot of questions surrounding the fate of “Dance Moms” after news of the TV personality’s legal problems surfaced. Miller’s troubles started after running into some financial issues.

Fans of the series are well aware that Miller is embroiled in a legal case regarding her financial situation specifically, being charged with fraud. According to the case, Miller had hidden a lot of her income from the show to avoid having to pay taxes. She also declared bankruptcy a couple of years back, which means that she owes a lot of money to the IRS.

Though her sentencing is not until October, many are already wondering just how the fate of the show “Dance Moms” will be if the dance coach ends up in jail. In addition, she could be paying around $5 million in fines. According to CinemaBlend, the reality star could face 2430 months in jail, which will definitely put a stop to her reality series. With that, there is a possibility that the show will be cancelled, unless the network finds someone else to take over.

Some believe that the network might find another dance group to feature. Other rumors stated that Cathy Nesbitt-Stein could be the replacement if Miller ends up in jail. However, these details have yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, fans of the series can still hope for a more fortunate outcome as Miller’s lawyers are doing their best to minimize her sentence to just six months. Though it will be a challenging time for Miller, it can still secure her chance of continuing on with the series after her sentencing.

According to Deadline, her attorney stated, “Sentencing in this case will occur after the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit resolves ‘United States v. Free,’ a similar case addressing the issue of sentencing in a ‘zero loss’ bankruptcy. Throughout this case, Miss Miller has taken both the allegations and the proceedings very seriously.”

Miller will be sentenced on Oct. 11.