Representatives for Abby Lee Miller haven't responded to requests from the Reuters News agency.
Those close to Miller say financial woes have been haunting her for quite some time.
Abby Lee Miller is probably best known for teaching the child dancer in the videos for Sia tracks Chandelier and Elastic Heart, Maddie Ziegler. They are seeking 2.5 years of prison time.
Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller found out on Tuesday that she will be spending the next year behind bars. The renewed Minis team were however disbanded upon Abby Lee Miller's resignation from "Dance Moms" but are reportedly coming back to join their dance coach on a new show. She filmed seasons through 7b before writing a post on social media saying goodbye to her old life. "I wish you could take my class or come to one of my events and see how much I love this".
The sides sparred over the financial details of the case in a sentencing hearing that began in January and continued Monday. "There's no sense. People ask me, 'Aren't you anxious, aren't you this, aren't you that?' I can't think about it".
Miller also told the judge that she accepts responsibility and is very sorry for her actions and the inconvenience she has caused others. But, for now, "It's out of my hands". According to witnesses, the courtroom was filled with people who were curious of the same. Maesi Caes also took to Instagram a day before Miller's sentencing.
Miller was facing up to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty in June to bankruptcy fraud.
Valencik testified that Miller didn't immediately disclose the TV income because her career was just taking off and she couldn't guarantee her future earnings.
While speaking to the judge prior to her sentencing, Miller admitted that she was "certainly ashamed" of her actions. "You weren't truthful, even when you knew you were supposed to tell everything, you still weren't truthful". This has been a challenging time for Ms. Miller. The prison sentence also includes a fine of $40,000.
Now the reality star has finally been handed down her prison sentence.
What do you think about the outcome of this case? The reality TV star's attorney confirmed her dance studio in Penn Hills, PA, was actually "scheduled for sale for unpaid taxes".