Abby Lee Miller will be unable to run her dance studio behind bars if sentenced to prison for fraud, but the woman interested in taking over has had financial issues of her own! RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal choreographer Debbie Allen has been hit with liens totaling $347,871.46 in recent years.
Documents obtained from the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office reveal the IRS slapped Allen with a $35,756.66 federal tax lien in February 2015 for not paying taxes in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Allen, a renowned choreographer who expressed interest in taking over the Abby Lee Dance Company on a recent Dance Moms episode, paid off the debt months later in July 2015.
In February 2014, she was hit with a state tax lien for $27, 508.06 for not paying taxes in 2008, 2011 and 2012. It was released in June of that year.
But California isn't the only state Allen has had financial issues in. Papers obtained from the Albany County Clerk show she was slapped with a state tax warrant for $10,085.59 in March 2011. The debt was paid off in May 2013.
The financial difficulties continued in California in May 2011, as she was forced to pay off a shocking $233, 151.68 federal tax lien for not paying taxes in 2008 and 2009. It was released in July 2013.
In January 2009, the IRS slapped her with a federal tax lien of $41,369.47 for not paying taxes in 2006. She didn't pay off the lien until February 2011.
Allen's money issues are alarming considering Miller pled guilty to one count of not reporting an international monetary transaction and one count of concealing bankruptcy assets in June. She faces up to 30 months in prison.
Prosecutors initially requested Miller spend five years in prison and pay $5 million in fines when she was charged with 20 counts of fraud in October 2015.
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