Sangjin Miller Oh, 50, a Republican Buena Park city council member, was convicted on Friday of repeatedly committing perjury on California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) documents to avoid paying child support to his ex-wife. Miller Oh, a real estate developer, was found guilty by a jury of five felony counts of perjury by declaration and faces a maximum sentence of six years and four months in state prison at his sentencing Aug. 22, 2014, in Department W-8, West Justice Center, Westminster, according to the Orange County District Attorney.
Under state law, Oh is immediately suspended from the council and will have to step down permanently when Judge John Adams certifies the verdicts at sentencing, City Manager Jim Vanderpool said. Conviction of certain laws triggers the removal, according to the OC Register.
Here’s the curious part – why did Michelle Steel, a carpetbagging candidate for the Orange County Board of Supervisors, announce her endorsement by Miller Oh on May 2 of this year, as we reported earlier? Miller Oh has been in trouble since 2012 yet Steel accepted and announced his endorsement?
The real estate developer’s intent was to avoid limit child support payments to his ex-wife by hiding his assets under his false name. And yet, as a photo from Oh’s website shows, he tried to use his same daughters as campaign props. Elect me, he seems to be saying, I’m a good, solid family man. So long as I don’t have to pay for them, according to the OC Weekly.
Between Sept. 23, 2004, and July 20, 2009, Oh committed perjury on five occasions by signing official DMV documents using fraudulent information. The defendant committed this crime with the intention of avoiding child support payments to his ex-wife by hiding his assets under his false name.
On one occasion, Oh applied for a driver’s license under the name Robert Oh and fraudulently failed to disclose that he had previously applied for a license under a different name, as required by law. On another occasion, Oh fraudulently failed to disclose that his license had previously been suspended. On four other occasions, Oh used his fraudulently obtained license to register vehicles.
What does it say about Steel that she would ask this guy to endorse her and then publicize the endorsement?