‘Dance Moms’ star pleads guilty in federal fraud case, says she hid money

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PITTSBURGH — “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller has pleaded guilty in Pittsburgh to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country.

Miller pleaded guilty Monday in federal court and is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 11.

She was charged last fall with illegally trying to hide $775,000 worth of income from the Lifetime network reality show and spinoff projects during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Authorities later accused her of dividing more than $120,000 into plastic bags and having others in her group put the bags in their luggage so she could avoid reporting the currency.

Miller last week issued a statement accepting responsibility for what she called “mistakes.” Her attorney read a statement Monday expressing appreciation for support she has received.