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Powerball jackpot winner pleads out in stalking case

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A black sheep member of a prominent Marinette County, Wisconsin, family has opted for a plea deal on several felonies he piled up in the wake of winning a $31.4 million Powerball jackpot.

Douglas P. Miron, 50, pleaded no contest to amended counts late last month, just as he was scheduled to begin a complicated trial Nov. 1 on a raft of charges from burglary and stalking to reckless endangerment and perjury.

Because of Miron's family connections — his father is former District Attorney Dan Miron and his brother is Circuit Judge David Miron — Douglas Miron's case was being handled by a state prosecutor from the Department of Justice and a judge from Door County, often through video hearings connecting Miron, his lawyer in Menasha, the judge and prosecutor from four different locations.

It grew out of a secret John Doe investigation before a judge in Brown County.

The charges filed against Miron in the summer of 2015 grew out of what the criminal complaint suggests was his unrequited obsession with a teenage girl he hired to clean the house he bought after his 2009 lottery win.

After opting for a lump-sum payout of $11.2 million after taxes, Miron bought a new truck, a Jaguar and a house on acreage with a landing strip. He helped out some people in tough financial jams, bought others snowmobiles, and opened a restaurant where he hired friends.

But he also became very interested in a teenager who worked at one of his properties, and then rented a house to her and her mother. When the girl began rejecting his interests in a relationship, according to the criminal complaint, Miron began a series of threatening and criminal actions stretching from 2011 to 2014.

The counts included stalking, burglary and perjury, as well as six counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and one misdemeanor — intentionally pointing a gun at someone. Miron had pleaded not guilty to all counts and immediately challenged whether he could get a fair trial in Marinette County.

On Oct. 21, Miron entered no contest pleas to amended charges of stalking, one count of second-degree reckless endangerment and misdemeanor counts of resisting or obstructing an officer, and intentionally pointing a firearm at someone.  The most serious charge, endangerment, carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Miron is now set for sentencing in January before Door County Circuit Judge Todd Ehlers. Miron has been free on a $100,000 signature bond.

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Posted: November 7, 2016, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

A black sheep member of a prominent Marinette County, Wisconsin, family has opted for a plea deal on several felonies he piled up in the wake of winning a $31.4 million Powerball jackpot.

Douglas P. Miron, 50, pleaded no contest to amended counts late last month, just as he was scheduled to begin a complicated trial Nov. 1 on a raft of charges from burglary and stalking to reckless endangerment and perjury.

Because of Miron's family connections — his father is former District Attorney Dan Miron and his brother is Circuit Judge David Miron — Douglas Miron's case was being handled by a state prosecutor from the Department of Justice and a judge from Door County, often through video hearings connecting Miron, his lawyer in Menasha, the judge and prosecutor from four different locations.

It grew out of a secret John Doe investigation before a judge in Brown County.

The charges filed against Miron in the summer of 2015 grew out of what the criminal complaint suggests was his unrequited obsession with a teenage girl he hired to clean the house he bought after his 2009 lottery win.

After opting for a lump-sum payout of $11.2 million after taxes, Miron bought a new truck, a Jaguar and a house on acreage with a landing strip. He helped out some people in tough financial jams, bought others snowmobiles, and opened a restaurant where he hired friends.

But he also became very interested in a teenager who worked at one of his properties, and then rented a house to her and her mother. When the girl began rejecting his interests in a relationship, according to the criminal complaint, Miron began a series of threatening and criminal actions stretching from 2011 to 2014.

The counts included stalking, burglary and perjury, as well as six counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and one misdemeanor — intentionally pointing a gun at someone. Miron had pleaded not guilty to all counts and immediately challenged whether he could get a fair trial in Marinette County.

On Oct. 21, Miron entered no contest pleas to amended charges of stalking, one count of second-degree reckless endangerment and misdemeanor counts of resisting or obstructing an officer, and intentionally pointing a firearm at someone.  The most serious charge, endangerment, carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Miron is now set for sentencing in January before Door County Circuit Judge Todd Ehlers. Miron has been free on a $100,000 signature bond.

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You can't fix stupid, not even with $11,000,000.

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    Posted: November 7, 2016, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

    Since obama care allows for pre existing conditions to be covered i say- Great! :)

     

    As for this article it confirms that integrity and morals are not bought. but rather earned . a jackpot cant cure that flaw. He is pleading..so there is that.

    ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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      Posted: November 7, 2016, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

       The teenager stood up for her rights. This new generation is amazing.

       I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

       Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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        Posted: November 7, 2016, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

        A real winner that guy.

        Nolege is power.

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          Posted: November 8, 2016, 12:50 am - IP Logged

          Image result for yoda reckless..Outcast.

          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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            Posted: November 8, 2016, 8:10 am - IP Logged

            A real winner that guy.

            That left picture gave me the creeps.  The way off-base, he reminds me of that Zimmerman from Florida, well connected with his retired Daddy-o Judge and never gets in trouble.

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              Posted: November 8, 2016, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

              You can't fix stupid, not even with $11,000,000.

              I Agree!

              "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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                Posted: November 8, 2016, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

                A wise man,can be a fool,but a fool,can,t be wise.

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                  Posted: November 10, 2016, 3:45 am - IP Logged

                  Since obama care allows for pre existing conditions to be covered i say- Great! :)

                   

                  As for this article it confirms that integrity and morals are not bought. but rather earned . a jackpot cant cure that flaw. He is pleading..so there is that.

                  My Son pays 160. for his Medical Insurance, his work pays $000% Now, when Bush was in office I was paying almost $700.00 for myself and $900.w/1 child!!! When Bush was in office before My Son's job moved to CHINA and his Daughter was born he put her on his Health Ins. it went through the roof also he asked why so high, because she's a girl and might become Pregnant.......THIS WAS THE DAY SHE WAS BORN! HOW'S THAT POSSIBLE?

                  Goes to show even with $11million, MONEY DON'T BUY LOVE, NOR BRAINS!

                  HAPPY HOLIDAYS, BE SAFE & GOOD LUCK Y'ALL Sad Wavey

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                    Posted: November 10, 2016, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                    All I can do is shake my head.

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                      Posted: November 13, 2016, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                      I didn't know that he won a jackpot then he pleaded no contest on some charges.

                      I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!