Former DA Parks Miller’s law license suspended

STACY PARKS MILLER

By CHRIS MORELLI

cmorelli@lockhaven.com

BELLEFONTE — Former Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller won’t be practicing law for awhile.

On Friday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended her law license for one year and a day. The suspension comes nearly two years after the Disciplinary Board launched an investigation into alleged misconduct by Parks Miller.

In December, a disciplinary panel recommended a one-year suspension of her law license over accusations of improper communication with defense lawyers and judges. Parks Miller was also the creator of a false Facebook page, which was designed to snoop on suspected drug dealers in Centre County.

Parks Miller said that the 2011 Facebook account was part of a legitimate law enforcement operation.

Also in December, Dion Rassias wrote on behalf of the board that Parks Miller had “betrayed the faith and trust of the public by engaging in misconduct in her official capacity, including dishonest acts, and this factor weighs heavily in the assessment of discipline.”

In August, a hearing committee recommended a three-month suspension, calling the text messages violations but saying the Facebook page wasn’t one. The panel disagreed, saying regardless of her intent to curb criminal activity, “she was not permitted to engage in dishonest conduct.”

Parks Miller could not be reached for comment.

Her suspension is effective March 10.

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