Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller might be released from prison by May 25
'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller may be released earlier than expected from prison after being sentenced on 20 counts of fraud.
Former 'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller is going to get that early release from prison after all. According to WTAE-TV, the dance instructor was supposed to be released on June 21, but records online are now displaying a release date of May 25.
The 51-year-old choreographer turned herself in last July after being indicted on 20 counts of fraud for concealing at least $775,000 of her income and sneaking $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the United States. She had filed for bankruptcy in 2010 after defaulting on two mortgages - one on her Abby Lee Dance Company studio in Pittsburgh, and one on a Florida condominium.
Miller was previously scheduled for a February 20 exit from the Federal Correctional Complex at Victorville, California, after having served nearly six months of her 366-day sentence for bankruptcy fraud. She was permitted to wait out the rest of her sentence in a halfway house located in Van Nuys due to her good behavior in the prison facility.
Moving to the halfway house would have meant greater mobility for the reality star, but Miller was blocked from the early release by a Bureau of Prisons' protocol because the prison had overshot its budget and could not afford to pay for another inmate to be released to a halfway house.
Prison consultant and coach Jennifer Myers told Entertainment Tonight, "In the past, let’s say each warden had a budget for eight halfway house beds per month, they were often releasing 20 women to beds instead because they wanted to help get them out. But the director of Federal Bureau of Prisons, Mark Inch, started a crackdown on the budgets and is making sure they don’t go over budget anymore."
However, if the reports are accurate, then Miller will indeed get that early release she was hoping for.
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