A prominent member of Marinette County in Wisconsin has always been a bit of a black sheep. The Powerball lottery winner in this story has pleaded guilty to several felonies in the wake of his $31.4 million jackpot win. Read further to find out more details about this unbelievable story.
The Powerball winner is 50-year-old
Douglas has some family in high places, however. His father is former District Attorney Dan Miron, and his brother is Circuit Judge David Miron. Douglas’s case was being managed by a state prosecutor and a judge from Door County. The hearings usually took place through videos so Douglas could be connected to his lawyer in Menasha, the judge, and prosecutor who were all in four different locations.
The charges against David arose in the summer of 2015. The criminal complaint suggested that he had an unrequited obsession with a teenage girl he had hired to clean his house that he bought in the year 2009 after his lottery win.
He opted for a lump-sum payout of $11.2 million after taxes. With his money, Douglas bought a new truck, a Jaguar, and a house with its very own landing strip. He helped some friends out who were having tough financial problems, bought snowmobiles, and opened a restaurant where he hired his friends who needed jobs. Sounds like a pretty normal, generous guy right? Well, this is when things started to go a bit downhill.
He became infatuated with a teenager who worked at one of his properties. He later rented out a house to her and her mother to live in. The girl wasn’t interested in Douglas, and she rejected his affections and requests for a relationship. Douglas was angered by the rejection and he started threatening and intimidating the girl from 2011 to 2014.
These were the years when Douglas was guilty of stalking, burglary, perjury, and six counts of
Douglas is now waiting for his sentencing date in January 2017. Circuit Judge Todd Ehlers of Door County will be sentencing him. Douglas is out on a $100,000 bond. There are many Powerball winners who don’t end up in trouble, but people are people, and like Douglas, they always had an innate tendency for trouble.
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