Bill Miller, a Philadelphia based political operative close to former District Attorney Seth Williams, pled guilty to tax evasion charges.
According to City & State the plea comes after Miller failed to file tax returns between 2010 and 2014 then lied about it to federal investigators.
Miller faces up to five years in prison and a $100,000 fine.
The U.S. Attorneys who worked on the Miller case were the same that prosecuted Williams.
From City & State:
Former U.S. Attorney William DeStefano noted that the lack of an indictment indicated that Miller had worked out a deal with the feds, perhaps in connection with Williams’ case or another investigation.
“Since it’s a felony, they would normally proceed with an indictment, unless the defendant waives that right, which it appears he did,” DeStefano said. “That’s a sure sign there was a plea agreement between Miller and the government.”
The son of the late political operative William R. Miller IV, the younger Miller specializes in campaign consulting and minority business contracting. A well-known operative locally, Miller had previously performed political services for Williams, who was convicted by federal prosecutors on bribery charges last year.
Miller has also been doing work for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, which is under federal investigation. DeStefano said Miller “may be cooperating in that investigation as well.”
A IBEW spokesperson denied any connection between Miller’s plea and the investigation.
If you are going to rip of City and State, at least get the facts and grammar correct.
It’s not “pleads” nor is it “pled” it’s “has agreed to plead.”