[UPDATED with Parental Details:] Miller Oh, Buena Park Councilman, Allegedly Lied and Lied (and Lied) to Avoid Child Support Bills

UPDATE, MAY 31, 1:52 P.M.: According to MillerOh.com, Buena Park City Councilman Sangjin Miller Oh has two daughters.

One stood next to the 48-year-old at his swearing in at City Hall.

In light of the deadbeat dad charges against him, Oh gave an interesting answer when asked what he'd like to see happen in Buena Park if elected to the council.

"[S]upporting our children, investing in our seniors, and promoting neighborhood improvement projects that provide recreational programs and services at parks and public facilities," he responded in a Q&A on his MillerOh.com campaign site.

ORIGINAL POST, MAY 31, 9:21 A.M.: Buena Park City Councilman Sangjin Miller Oh--who campaigns and serves as Miller Oh--has been charged with multiple felony perjury counts on DMV documents to avoid paying child support to his ex-wife.

The 48-year-old could spend six years and four months in state prison if he is convicted on six counts of perjury by declaration, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).

An arraignment statement from the OCDA claims that between Sept. 23, 2004, and July 20, 2009, Oh allegedly committed perjury six times by signing official DMV documents using fraudulent information.

Funky paperwork has dogged Miller Oh since he first ran for Buena Park City Council in 2010.
Funky paperwork has dogged Miller Oh since he first ran for Buena Park City Council in 2010.

Once, he applied for a driver's license under the name Robert Oh and failed to disclose as required by law that he'd previously applied under another name, prosecutors say.

Another time, Oh did not disclose on DMV documents that his license had previously been suspended, the OCDA claims, and in four instances he used his fraudulently obtained license to register four vehicles. 

An investigation by the OCDA, the state motor vehicles department and the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General concluded Oh deceived the DMV to hide assets from his ex-wife and avoid child support payments.

Oh was charged Wednesday, but his arraignment date has not yet been set.

This is not Oh's first problem with paperwork. While running for City Council in September 2010, critics pointed out he gave different birth dates on his voter registration card and his declaration to run for the office that was filed with the city clerk. Oh explained it away by saying his father had listed the wrong birth date on documents in South Korea, which got picked up incorrectly on Oh's passport and followed him to legal documents in the States.

Oh, who boasted about being a successful CEO for 20 years in Southern California, also had to correct his income on campaign documents three times, something he blamed on a rookie mistakes. 

Then, in October 2010, Oh sent out a campaign mailer that appeared to be a letter from Buena Park Mayor Art Brown on official city letterhead and bearing the official city logo. The envelope the endorsement letter came in stated it was from "Mayor Art Brown," but the address was Oh's campaign headquarters. 

Brown said he knew nothing about the letter, and a complaint was filed with the state's Fair Political Practices Committee.

The mishaps did not deter voters from electing Oh to the City Council that November.

Oh is so far not commenting on the criminal allegations he is facing.

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