In Brief, Who IS Michael Miller?

An introduction to Michael Robert Miller

In Brief, Who IS Michael Miller?

Postby nicktharcher on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:22 am

 
"Michael Miller sees everyone as either a Dupe or an Enemy."
--- Greg Lalone, a former associate of Michael Miller who forgot to ask himself, "Which one am I?"



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Mugshot of Michael Miller, 27 October 2014, Los Angeles Police Department


BACKGROUND
His full name is Michael Robert Miller. He was born August 1, 1964, the biological son of Alan Miller (aka Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D.) and his first wife, Georgia. Alan and Georgia divorced when he was an infant and she married Benjamin Graber who adopted Michael Miller. Thus, at that time, he was no longer Alan's legal son and was known as Michael Graber. He and Alan had no contact until around 1985 when, as a young adult, he tracked Alan down and shortly thereafter changed his name to Michael Miller. Contact with Alan was sporadic until the months preceding Alan's death on February 9, 2008.


ATHLETIC "CAREER"
For much of his adult life he worked in athletics, primarily basketball, at Los Angeles area high schools and junior colleges. From 1992 until 2009 he worked at Los Angeles City College (LACC), first as Head Basketball Coach and later adding the title of Athletic Director. Though Michael Miller's record suggests great success as a basketball coach, hundreds of pages of documentation compiled from LACC records by one of his former assistant coaches shows that his accomplishments were, at least in part, the result of highly questionable and possibly illegal acts in recruiting and managing the students on his teams. Few of his misdeeds ever became public, but in 2006 one (described by one reporter as "a possible recruiting scam that steered more than $100,000 to a business run by a junior college coach"...namely Michael Miller) led to the firing of at least one coach at a major university...but not Miller. Indeed, he seemed untouchable until...


DISMISSAL FROM LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE
In May, 2009, he was found shredding numerous school documents (many related to a federal criminal investigation, of which he was, at least in part, the target!) and had the disk on his office computer erased. Due to these unauthorized actions, he was placed on Administrative Leave [see below] and, as far as we know, hasn't been directly involved with LACC since. (However, for the next four and a half years it appears that he was still drawing pay from LACC...to the tune of $4,000 a month according to Miller!) The glacial bureaucratic process included an Office of Administrative Hearing in Los Angeles which concluded in June 2011. The Presiding Administrative Law Judge handed down her meticulous (and scathing!) 66-page decision in December 2013. With that decision (some of which is shown below) his firing from LACC is finally(!) complete.

By the way, less than 4 months after he received the letter from LACC [shown below], he stated (under oath in a deposition, a small portion of which is shown below), that he was employed by LACC and was taking time off from work to attend the deposition...a clear lie (page 9, lines 14-20). When challenged, he admitted that he was, in fact, on Administrative Leave, but claimed that he did not know why (page 10 line 11-page 11 line 11)!

His behavior in regard to another of his former coaches has cost the Los Angeles Community College District millions of dollars [see below]. To be sure, the article barely touches on the scope and nature of the case. The court record...in which Michael Miller is alleged to have committed many bizarre and criminal acts (including the rape of a student, the vandalism of an LACC professor's home and automobile and more...none of which, it seems was ever investigated by LACC) may give considerably more insight into the man than does the bland report of the Court's findings. Perhaps even more telling are Michael Miller's own statements in depositions related to that case...depositions in which he "took the 5th" nearly a hundred times. [A few examples can be seen below.]

(For those unfamiliar with the term "took the 5th", it refers to the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution which states in part: "No person shall be...compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself..." A corollary of this is that if someone invokes this right, the government cannot use his doing so against him; of course, you and I can draw our own conclusions about what his "taking the 5th" might mean...)

In October 2013 an Appeals Court reversed the finding and sent the case back for retrial, something which is very unusual in a civil case. The retrial was due to start in August 2014, but LACC settled for a reported $900,000 just two days before the retrial was to begin.

Not surprisingly, after he was put on administrative leave, Michael Miller sued the Los Angeles Community College District claiming race and age discrimination. As far as we know, that suit has not yet concluded.


LOS ANGELES COLLEGE PREPARATORY ACADEMY
In 2012 his face resurfaced on a website for something called the Los Angeles College Preparatory Academy (aka "Los Angeles College Prep" aka "LACPA"). (As of November 5, 2014, the content of the website disappeared and was replaced with a single page which claims "Site Down for Maintenance". However, we captured much of the original site and may post excerpts at a later time. Also, as of November 11, 2014, another of his websites, http://michaelmillerrealty.com disappeared and was replaced with a blank page. Another of his websites, http://coachmiller.net, is still intact as of this date.)

Though Miller claims that he only "serves as the volunteer [sic] head basketball coach" [see also http://coachmiller.net/bio/], in reality he is the sole owner of LACPA. (There are a number of peculiar things on the website including a claim to a Christian orientation: "HOST FAMILIES: Each out-of area student is paired with a Christian Host Family ... BIBLE STUDY: Required weekly bible study." One can only wonder how his "staff" reconciles this with the fact that Michael Miller publishes and sells books antithetical to Christianity, books like The Everyday Atheist and Pacts with the Devil.)

In the various pdf forms ("One-Time Payment Authorization Form", "Admissions Packet", etc.) on the LACPA website are two addresses for the "Academy": one is that of a church(!) in Gardena, CA; the other is a private mail drop in Los Angeles that Miller has used for many years. In fact Miller operated LACPA out of his home in Los Angeles which is in an apartment building that he owns; the building is also across the street...literally...from Los Angeles City College.


MICHAEL MILLER ARRESTED
On October 27, 2014, after an 11 month investigation, Michael Miller was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department after several of his "players" reported being secretly videotaped while using Miller's bathroom. He was charged with eight counts of misdemeanor "Illegal Filming", and one count of misdemeanor "Sexual Battery." According to reports [see below], one of the four victims (all of whom were "students" at LACPA and ranged from 18-25 years old) discovered a camera hidden in a clock which faced the toilet and bathtub in Miller's bathroom, where they sometimes showered after practices. Three told police that Miller "touched them inappropriately." Miller was released on $50,000 bail. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail. Police have asked that anyone with information contact the LAPD at 213-486-0580. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.


NEW FALCON PUBLICATIONS
Michael Miller has freely admitted that he has virtually no experience, background, training or interest in publishing, spirituality, metaphysics, psychology or philosophy and that he has never read any of the books published by New Falcon Publications (a company Alan Miller created around 1980), including the many titles Alan wrote under the pseudonym Christopher S. Hyatt.

Nonetheless, in January 2008, two weeks before Alan Miller died and without the knowledge of either myself or Alan's wife, Michael Miller created, and then had Alan "sign" a document which "appointed" himself as Sole Director of the parent organization of New Falcon Publications, USESS, a California, non-profit religious corporation. At the time Alan was being given continual doses of morphine for the pain associated with terminal cancer, and had just suffered a serious of strokes which left him physically and mentally incapacitated and nearly comatose.

For more on this, including the documentation which supports these claims please see How Michael Miller Came to be "In Charge".

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LETTER FROM LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE TO MICHAEL MILLER PLACING HIM ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

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EXTRACT FROM THE JUDGE'S DECISION UPHOLDING MICHAEL MILLER'S DISMISSAL FROM LACC
(Emphasis added. The entire decision: http://www.newfalconpublications.com/do ... -16-13.pdf)

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MICHAEL MILLER LYING UNDER OATH IN A DEPOSITION, LESS THAN 4 MONTHS AFTER HE RECEIVED THE LETTER FROM LACC PLACING HIM ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

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A FEW OF THE MANY QUESTIONS MICHAEL MILLER REFUSED TO ANSWER IN ANOTHER DEPOSITION (HE REFUSED BECAUSE THE ANSWERS "MIGHT TEND TO INCRIMINATE HIM")
(Some more of the nearly 100 questions about which he "took the 5th": http://www.newfalconpublications.com/do ... amples.pdf)

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ONE OF SEVERAL NEWS ARTICLES ABOUT THE COURT CASE THAT COST LACC A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY DUE TO MICHAEL MILLER'S ACTIONS

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_17422254

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SOME OF THE ARTICLES REPORTING MICHAEL MILLER'S ARREST, OCTOBER 27, 2014

First are the two major stories on the event, complete with video clips which are notable because they include brief interviews with people who know him. In the first clip of the KTLA report, the former baseball coach who sued LACC because of Miller's actions (see the article above), says, "I'm sorry for anybody that he's hurt, because I tried to tell them years ago. There's something wrong with him."

In the losangeles.cbslocal report, a Physical Education Professor at LACC who says he's known Michael Miller for many years is asked, "Did you ever hear of any inappropriate relationships?" The look on his face tells even more than his words as he responds, "Just heard a little hearsay here and there, but that's about it." The reporter then asks, "But you're not entirely surprised?" to which the professor says, "Not entirely surprised."

http://ktla.com/2014/10/28/basketball-c ... -his-home/
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/10/ ... -bathroom/

The next stories fill in some of the blanks, but many questions still remain...

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html
http://abc7.com/news/coach-arrested-for ... om/369737/
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local ... 88532.html
http://usatodayhss.com/2014/los-angeles ... n-bathroom
http://beverlypress.com/2014/10/basketb ... l-filming/
http://www.hoops247.com/index.php/juco- ... h-arrested
http://www.dreamindemon.com/community/t ... ers.73700/


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