Abby Lee Miller isn’t ready for her day in court just yet.
The “Dance Moms” star Thursday was granted an extension request, her fifth to date, to respond to her bankruptcy fraud indictment charges, Deadline reported. U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry made it clear in capital letters that it will likely be Miller’s last extension of time to file pretrial motions, noting in his order that the court in the Western District of Pennsylvania is “NOT INCLINED” to grant any more to the Lifetime reality-television personality.
A coach on “Dance Moms,” Miller was charged in October with 20 counts of bankruptcy fraud, concealing assets and making false bankruptcy declarations. She is accused of hiding profits from 2012 and 2013 after filing for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in 2010. If Miller were convicted, she would face a maximum of five years in prison and $5 million in fines. She pleaded not guilty to the charges in November. Miller has until May 31 to deliver the documents needed for the trial.
Miller doesn’t appear fazed by her legal drama. She’s been touting summer classes at her Los Angeles dance studio on Twitter in recent days. She also just returned from an international tour with a few of her students and “Dance Moms” newcomer Brynn Rumfallo.
While Abby hasn’t been completely open about her legal troubles on the Lifetime show, her possible time behind bars has been a big Season 6 storyline. After breaking down over her legal issues, Abby announced her resignation from her elite junior team in episode 4. She returned in the following installment after being replaced by coach Debbie Allen. Miller last mentioned her court case in Tuesday’s episode, telling one of her students not to joke about jail.
“Dance Moms” airs on Lifetime Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT.