Joe Miller decided not to appeal a judge's ruling that his employment records from his time with the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Miller has previously admitted that he was reprimanded and suspended for three days for an ethics violation--using borough computers for political purposes.
What he didn't cop to previously was lying in 2008 about committing the ethics violations.
Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller admitted in 2008 that he lied after being caught using Fairbanks North Star Borough computers for political purposes when he was a part-time borough lawyer.
"I lied about accessing all of the computers. I then admitted about accessing the computers, but lied about what I was doing. Finally, I admitted what I did," Miller wrote in a March 17, 2008, e-mail to Fairbanks North Star Borough Attorney Rene Broker.
Miller's admission said he went on three of his co-workers' computers to participate in a political poll and then cleared the caches. "I now understand that clearing the cache also cleared out passwords and ID's for various websites that people were using and was very hurtful (as was the simple fact that I was on their computers)," he wrote.
"As I told you on Wednesday, I acknowledge that my access to others' computers was wrong, participating in the poll was wrong, lying was wrong, and there is absolutely no excuse for any of it," he wrote.
In addition to the three-day suspension, Miller was put on probation for six months and was "required to go to the Employee Assistance Program for an evaluation." Former borough mayor Jim Whitaker, who was Miller's ultimate boss in the position, said that Miller resigned in September, 2009 "right before he was to be fired. Whitaker said he didn't know why Miller was about to be fired at that point and that the borough attorney had the discretion to let him go." So there is potentially more to emerge from these documents.
Miller has emerged as a really bad employee, one that the whole state of Alaska should think twice about before hiring.
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