Wow, we didn't see this one coming!
On Tuesday, Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller released a statement stating she'll plead guilty to bankruptcy fraud charges next week.
Considering Miller is a total diva who has a brazen and disrespectful relationship with the law (remember her Pizza Hut blowup earlier this year?), we thought she'd cop a not guilty plea to bankruptcy fraud and to illegally smuggling $10K worth of Australian currency back in 2014.
In a surprising twist, A.L.M.'s message about accepting her fate was actually pretty humble:
"Events over the past several months have been extremely challenging for me, my family, my friends and most important, my students. Because of this I made the very difficult decision to close the door on this chapter of my life by accepting responsibility for mistakes I have made along the way. I appreciate all the wonderful messages of support I've received from around the world and look forward to the future and getting back to my life's work; helping young dancers fulfill their potential."
Hmm… we imagine the intense reality star is hoping this plea will help avoid jail time. If convicted of her crimes, the outspoken gal could face up to five years in prison.
Abby's team is hoping for no jail time after she pays the $5 million dollar fine requested of her. Miller will most likely still face probation if she avoids the slammer.
The 49-year-old is expected to meet with the courts next week. We'll keep you updated as this case progresses.
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