Abby Lee Miller Pleads Not Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

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Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller entered a plea of not guilty during her first day in court on Monday after being indicted on charges of bankruptcy fraud.
Miller had her short arraignment in downtown Pittsburgh, and according to her attorney, Robert Ridge, she filed an extension for pre-trial motions which was granted by the Magistrate judge.
Additionally, Miller's attorneys requested a trial by jury, which they estimate would take 11 days.
Ridge confirms to ET that the reality star posted an unsecured signature bond of $10,000, which means as long as she shows up for her next court appearance she does not need to actually pay.
The indictment, handed down last month, alleges that Miller lied about income she received from her Lifetime reality show, dance studio, and merchandise from 2012-13 in order to restructure her debt more favorably. According to the allegations, the 49-year-old choreographer concealed $755,492.85 of income to gain more favorable terms.
This comes after Los Angeles Superior Court judge Ruth Ann Kwan ruled in July that there was insufficient evidence to prove the claims made by Paige Hyland that Miller hurled a chair at her.
The suit, filed in 2014, alleged that Miller was "paid to be abusive and bullying to her students."
Amid her ongoing legal battles, there was uncertainty as to whether Miller would return for the sixth season of her Lifetime series, but Monday's hearing was reportedly moved up from Nov. 5 so as not to interfere with the filming of Dance Moms in Los Angeles.