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Home / Articles / News / Cover Story /  Feature | Illegally Blond: The wild party at Salt Lake County Attorney Lohra Miller’s house goes on. And on. Page 3
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Feature | Illegally Blond: The wild party at Salt Lake County Attorney Lohra Miller’s house goes on. And on. Page 3

By Ted McDonough
Posted // March 18,2008 - Booze and Scissors
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On Dec. 22, 2005, the Millers’ teenage son telephoned South Jordan police to report that he was held down while his father cut his long hair. It was punishment for the child and his friends damaging the bedroom of another Miller child while they were drinking.

According to the police report, both Lohra and husband Lorenzo Miller confirmed the child’s story and the drinking. After giving a warning about appropriate punishment of children, the responding officer closed the case.

Lt. Hansen says the reason the report didn’t come up during last year’s investigation was that the police searched their records only for times they responded to neighbor complaints of parties.

So Hansen limited his record search to the two previous years, after the 2005 incident. The attorney general’s office, however, says it had all relevant police reports for its investigation.

In addition to searching police reports, Hansen asked the department’s dispatching agency to look for anyone reporting disturbing parties at the Miller house. Despite neighbors’ claims they had telephoned police several times, no records came back.

Hansen says had there been any out-of-control parties police would have found them since the neighborhood received many extra patrols—16 in 2007—by police looking out for home construction building material thieves.

The police reports of responses to the Miller neighborhood that do exist don’t list a party as the reason for the call, nor that a party was found when police got there. One is a report of graffiti spray painted on the Millers’ curb. The other is a report of young people playing “chicken” with their cars in the cul-de-sac. The cars were gone when police arrived.

However, the man who phoned in the “chicken” report, neighbor Gary Zielinski, says the dangerous road games were a result of a Miller house party spilling onto the street about 11 p.m. Zielinski also says he witnessed the graffiti painting and that it, too, was done by young partygoers.

Brett Fabert, who was tracked down by PI Gabler’s team and who is from the Millers’ old West Jordan neighborhood, recalls traveling to South Jordan for a Halloween party at the Miller house in 2006. The party, held prior to but not discovered in the attorney general’s investigation, wasn’t hosted by the Millers. It was thrown by “a kid,” age 23 or 24, who had been one year ahead of Fabert at high school to whom the Millers rented a basement room. Fabert says there were several underage people drinking at the party.

A Miller child was having a party of his own in the main house the same night. Fabert doesn’t know what happened upstairs. He says one of the Millers’ sons dropped by the basement party occasionally to “hang out.” Lorenzo Miller also popped his head in and out, mostly to tell downstairs partiers to keep the noise down after the neighbors called.

“There wasn’t anything crazy going on,” says Fabert. Sure, there was a DJ downstairs and the windows were open. But he didn’t see why the neighbors complained. “There was a bunch of liquor—the kid downstairs bought a bunch of liquor—but it wasn’t out of control at all. I’ve been to a lot worse parties.”

Steve Trayner, the only other neighbor besides the Zielinskis in the Millers’ three-home cul-de-sac, says nothing happens at the Millers’ home that wouldn’t be expected from any home with teenagers. “Their teenagers are a little wilder than mine,” he says, but it’s “pretty minor stuff.” Nothing that’s ever led him to call the police.

The issues about the home office and day care, he says, “nobody would pay attention to if she wasn’t the DA.” And that’s the point.

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Posted // March 30,2008 at 19:30 Well I’m glad you’ve done your research and everything, and please, I mean no harm or hostility. Only to let you know that reading the newspaper and looking at myspace does not give you every corner of someone’s life and everything about who they are. nI’m fully aware that reading things like this about political figures is extremely unsettling, but seeing the cover they made, the article about it, and the things people say is what got me. I know the Millers personally, I’m very good friends with them, and know them better than your newspaper does, and I can tell you Lohra Miller and her family are not guilty of everything they’ve been accused of, not even half. I can give you my word on that.nI’m just saying it’s gone past general concern of someone’s legal decisions, which makes sense, to severe judging and gossiping about a person’s own life and morale.nnnnOh and are you an adult? Because I’m not sure I could believe that Her personal life needs to focus more on her son, his myspace page shows a child with severe issues. could come out of one. Myspace is a joke. A myspace page barely reflects personality, let alone whether or not he has severe issues.

 

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Posted // March 26,2008 at 18:39 Your task to defend Lohra Miller is monumental. The categories the people feel angered range from lying, parenting, political, neighborly and legal. nnThe people want those in power to be trustworthy with good character. Most of the people only have the media outlets to see if the people in power are trustworthy with good character. nnIt was proven that Lohra Miller has lied to us. Take all the news from every media outlet it does not paint a very nice picture of Lohra Miller.nnLook at her professional life where people have jump ship at an alarming rate. Her personal life needs to focus more on her son, his myspace page shows a child with severe issues. nnThese two subjects are the most talked about in our office.nPolitical people professional and personal lives are important because their decisions affect our professional and personal lives. Do you condone everthing she has done?

 

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Posted // March 26,2008 at 08:26 And all I’m saying is that I find it funny that you all talk about Lohra Miller like you personally know her and everything about her. The only thing you people know about her is what you read from news articles, which are completely biased, that’s how you sell newspapers.nAll I’m saying is that you shouldn’t judge what you don’t know, and trust me, you don’t. I’m talking to everyone, not just you listen up parents. nLohra Miller does not condone teenage drinking or partying.nIf you’re willing to crucify the Millers as parents, I’m blown away that you could think you have to right to judge like that. It makes me sick. Kids do these things. You’re kid got into some bad stuff, but don’t say Lohra Miller fueled that. Put cameras on your house, and I’m sure people would find some things that don’t fit into your perfect lifestyle and child-raisingnnPeace and LovenI’m glad I’m not you

 

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Posted // March 26,2008 at 07:41 Lohra MILLER is getting what she deserves. She is unethical and is not qualified for the position in which she holds. But this story reported an inaccurate fact, she is prosecuting a cop and has no grounds to do so. She is acting like a referree in a basketball game.. When they make bad calls, the have to make up for them at some point in the game..which is known to all as a MAKE UP CALL! She refused to prosecute on cops that should have been prosecuted.. (the unjustified shooting, letting the granite officer off)... but a cop has an accident..which is not his fault and unavoidable and she chooses to prosecute!! She has put that Taylorsville officer through hell..... SO HOW DOES KARMA FEEL NOW MRS. MILLER!@!

 

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Posted // March 23,2008 at 15:45 People, you all act like the Miller parents are walking around handing out drinks, or sitting down with the kids and slamming shots with them all night. If there was anything at all going on in that house, I’m certain the teenagers did it like every other teenager, under the table and out of sight. And that’s only IF it even occured at all.nI’m very sorry, but I can’t have sympathy for the neighbors because they were woken up at night from car doors shutting. If it’s really ruining those people’s lives, well I think they need to experience a few real hardships eh? Well, I’m terribly sorry Lohra is successful, and everyone has to lash out at her like this. She’s a good woman, get the camera’s off of her home, Jesus.nStop acting like you’re all 16 and know everything, this gossip sounds like something straight out of high school. You’re adults for God’s sake.

 

 
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