For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
WESTMINSTER – A Buena Park city council member faces a jury trial today for repeatedly committing perjury on California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) documents to avoid paying child support to his ex-wife. Sangjin Miller Oh, 50, is charged with five felony counts of perjury by declaration and faces a maximum sentence of six years and four months in state prison if convicted. Opening statements started today, May 22, 2014, in Department W-8, West Justice Center, Santa Ana.
Between Sept. 23, 2004, and July 20, 2009, Oh is accused of committing perjury on five occasions by signing official DMV documents using fraudulent information. The defendant is accused of committing 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 is accused of applying for a driver’s license under the name Robert Oh and fraudulently failing to disclose that he had previously applied for a license under a different name, as required by law. On another occasion, Oh is accused of fraudulently failing to disclose that his license had previously been suspended. On four other occasions, Oh is accused of using his fraudulently obtained license to register vehicles.
This case was investigated by the DMV, Orange County District Attorney’s Office, and Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General.
Senior Deputy District Attorney John Christl of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.