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EXCLUSIVE: 'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller on Pending Fraud Case Sentencing: 'Maybe I Need a Few Months’ Vacation'

by Elisa Osegueda 1:56 PM PST, February 10, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: 'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller on Pending Fraud Case Sentencing: 'Maybe I Need a Few Months’ Vacation'

Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller is trying to stay positive.

The 50-year-old reality TV dance instructor is preparing herself for the possibility of jail time after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud last June.

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"I'm good. I try to stay positive and happy," Miller told ET's Brice Sander on Thursday, while attending OK Magazine’s Pre-GRAMMY Party in Los Angeles. "I know I made some mistakes along the way, but I've plead to all those."

"Maybe I need a few months' vacation," she joked. If convicted, Miller could face up to 10 years in prison. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for Feb. 24.

In October 2015, Miller was accused of illegally trying to hide $775,000 worth of income from Dance Moms and the Lifetime show's spinoff projects when she filed for Chapter 11. At the time, she pleaded not guilty.

Miller was later charged with 20 counts of bankruptcy fraud, concealing assets, and one criminal count involving international monetary information. Judge Terrence McVerry said at the time that if convicted of the charges, Miller could face fines of up to $500,000 and a maximum of six to 10 years in prison.

"I don't know. I don't want to make light of it. I don't want to make fun of it," Miller continued. "It's very serious. But, there's a lot of strange, unanswered questions. So, eventually I think everything will come out and it'll all be good."

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Miller also revealed that the second part of season seven of Dance Moms began shooting on Wednesday and to this day is surprised by the show's success.

"I never thought anyone would watch the first six episodes," she said. "I thought this was the dumbest thing I've ever seen."

Dance Moms airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime. For more on Miller's fraud case, watch the video below.

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