Former Buena Park Mayor Miller Oh was sentenced this morning to six months in jail for using a fake name and other phony information on DMV documents to avoid paying child support. Keep in mind that the 50-year-old real estate developer used his two daughters as props while campaigning for office. Such a family man!
Ex-hizzoner, whose full name is Sangjin Miller Oh, had essentially denied he was a liar and deadbeat dad with his not guilty plea to multiple counts of perjury by declaration in Superior Court in Westminster. But jurors agreed unanimously in May that between Sept. 23, 2004, and July 20, 2009, Oh committed perjury five different times by signing official DMV documents using fraudulent information. He stepped down as mayor after his conviction.
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This morning, Orange County Superior Court Judge John Adams in Westminster also sentenced Oh to three years probation and ordered him to perform 200 hours of community service. If he violates any terms of his probation, he will be sent to prison for three years. He must surrender Jan. 9 to begin serving the jail time, City News Service reports.
A member of the Buena Park City Council since 2010, Oh blew up his political career by avoiding child support payments to his ex-wife by hiding his assets under his Catholic first name of Robert and his lunar birth date on a DMV form. He also lied on the document by stating he'd never had his license suspended nor applied for a license under another name. Four times he used his fraudulently obtained license to register vehicles.
Oh's scheme was uncovered when he told an undercover officer secretly recording him that he paid someone $300 to get him a license under another name. Wonder if the proud papa showed the snoop a photo of his girls?