Wellllll, that's not exactly how Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller wants it to work!
As we previously reported, the TLC star plead guilty to bankruptcy fraud charges back in June, but she's making every attempt not to go to jail for her actions!
Abby is facing five years behind bars AND a $5 million fine for the over $700,000 in income she chose to conceal back in 2010.
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Now after her emotional plea back in September, Abby's team made one final attempt this week… just days before her sentencing. According to a new report, her attorneys are hoping to get the reality TV star a probation sentence.
"Ms. Miller was overwhelmed and under-equipped, and this led to her failure to respect to the bankruptcy process. Her engagement of lawyers, accountants, and other professionals was haphazard, episodic, and at times, counter-productive."
Miller's legal team claim her "very public humiliation" and the fact that she's taken the steps to seek counsel with legal and financial experts "to ensure that she will not recreate the circumstances that led to this sentencing" should be considered.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Attorney's office submitted their own sentencing memo, saying they recommend a "guideline sentence," and even brought up emails Abby sent her accountant after a judge demanded she pay back her creditors:
"Oh god I miss u. The judge was a dick! He hates me…I'm paying Everyone I owe 100% back in one big check! Who does that! Nobody in bankruptcy! But he won't just say look I hate you and I don't want to see u again pay everybody and go! Now my Pgh atty are making Collins ave and the entertainment attorney jump through hoops!"
The memo continued:
"Miller committed multiple offenses for which she accepted responsibility in the context of the bankruptcy. She both schemed to defraud the court, conceal assets, and falsify bankruptcy schedules while under oath."
Well, it's only a matter of time before a judge decides on her sentence. We'll continue to update you!
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