Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Is 'Adjusting Well' to Life After 8 Months in Prison: Source
“Abby seems like she’s adjusting well,” a source tells PEOPLE of the reality star, who last May was sentenced to 366 days in the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution for bankruptcy fraud.
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In October 2015, Miller was charged with attempting to hide $775,000 of income from the Lifetime series, its spin-off Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and multiple other projects during Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Miller, who allegedly hid the money in secret bank accounts between 2012-13, pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud in June 2016. She was also accused of divvying up $120,000 and having her friends carry the money in plastic bags in their luggage in August 2014, which she promised to forfeit in January.
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Upon her March 27 release, Miller was transferred to a court-appointed Los Angeles-area halfway house, where she is receiving employment counseling and financial- management assistance. Allowed to leave the facility only for pre-approved outings, she has begun to reintroduce everyday excursions (a manicure, church on Easter Sunday) to her routine.
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Miller, who dropped 70 lbs. and passed a real estate class while incarcerated, is slated to leave the halfway house on May 25.
“She’s looking forward to the next chapter of her life,” the source adds.