A former Northern Virginia corporate attorney has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for conspiring to defraud state Sen. Richard Saslaw’s campaign war chest as well as a Canadian business and a charity.
David H. Miller, 71, helped his wife, Linda Wallis, plunder the Saslaw political fund while she worked as the senator’s campaign treasurer. Saslaw lost about $653,000, the government said.
Miller worked with Wallis to create two fake law firms that sent fraudulent bills of more than $360,000 to Miller’s employer, a Canadian aviation company. The couple also embezzled more than $600,000 from an autism education nonprofit that Miller co-founded.
Amid comparisons to the more lenient sentencing of Paul Manafort, Alexandria U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III sentenced Miller to 88 months and ordered him to pay $1.6 million in restitution.
Miller’s Virginia law license was administratively forfeited in 2018 for nonpayment, according to previous reporting.