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After 8 Months In Jail, Abby Lee Miller Says Lori Loughlin Isn't Going To Get Off Easy

brittanyrae 9 Oct 2019

Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller has some thoughts on Lori Loughlin possibly going to jail.

Unlike other celeb "advice," Abby really knows what she's talking about — after all, she served 8 months in jail for bankruptcy fraud.

So, let's see what this dance mom has to say about aunt Becky going to jail.

(2019 is so weird, you guys.)

So, Abby Lee Miller is famous for being on "Dance Moms".

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Not as one of the moms, but as the brains behind the whole operation — the owner, choreographer, and instructor of the Abby Lee Dance Company, where Dance Moms takes place.

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She's also famous for committing fraud.

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In 2015, she was indicted for fraud. After declaring bankruptcy in 2010 and then landing the gig on Dance Moms in 2011, she created a secret bank account to hide income from TV and merchandise sales.

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She fell ill in 2018.

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She eventually pled guilty and was sentenced to a year in prison. She served 8 months before being transferred to a halfway house.

While there, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer and underwent surgery. She has been in physical therapy ever since.

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Lori Loughlin, meanwhile, is fighting her charges.

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Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, both pleaded not guilty in their roles in the college admissions scandal that broke earlier this year.

After than, an additional charge of money laundering was placed against them.

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According to Abby, fighting was not the smart move.

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Felicity Huffman, who immediately pled guilty to her role in the scandal, got a mere 14 days in prison.

"Good for her. She’s gonna make a lot more money out of jail than she is in," Abby said to Too Fab.

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She also threw in some advice for Felicity.

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"And she’ll have to pay the taxes on it. And doing community service is what should be done."

I mean, Abby sure would know a lot about dodging taxes, huh? But anyway.

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Abby has some experience with women who fought their charges.

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"The women I met in federal camp, the ones that fought, had 6, 7, 8 years.

They were originally a year and a day, 8, 9 months," she said, referring to the time she spent at the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in Victorville, California.

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They now have double or triple their original sentences.

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"Instead of just taking it, they fought the system because they believe they’re innocent.

Or maybe somebody else was involved that didn’t get indicted. So they fought, and now they’re there for all these years."

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But her main point of concern was this: what was the point in doing what Lori did?

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"I just don’t understand. I teach children, and some kids are book smart, and some kids are street smart."

Essentially, Abby has seen every type of kid, and understands that not every single one is fit for college.

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She cited JoJo Siwa as an example.

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"I mean, look at Jojo [Siwa]. She’s out there killing it, and she does it herself.

She does the videos, she edits them, she uploads them to YouTube."

Jojo Siwa as an astronomically successful YouTuber that got her start with Abby on Dance Moms. You may have seen her and her bows on literally any Wal-Mart cardboard display.

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Lori's daughter could have done the same thing Jojo did.

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"Lori had a daughter who was very, I mean, intelligent at what she was doing. What did she have to go that particular college?"

Olivia Jade is also a YouTuber. She has 1.94 million subscribers. She definitely could have made a living off of her YouTube channel.

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Abby also had some good questions.

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"Why didn’t she go to college online? Why couldn’t she fly to Paris and go to school there? I mean, I just don’t get why you had to be in downtown LA going to USC."

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She said the reason Felicity's sentence was light was because of where she lives.

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"She had a better judge, yes. And I was told many times, if this would have happened in California, I would have never gone to jail. But, because it happened in Pittsburgh, it was a witch hunt."

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However, she does have some strong views on the prison system.

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"There are too many women in prison for white-collar, ridiculous mistakes, or taking the fall for other people, and they should not be there," she said.

Prison reform has been a very hot topic in Hollywood lately.

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Abby decided to shoot her shot.

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"Kim Kardashian, call me. Please. I need to work on prison reform with you."

Of course, the reason prison reform has been a big topic is varied. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and John Legend have all been working to shed light on how the prison system can be changed.

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