4. That the Huntsmans and Romneys really hate each other. This would have been interesting to talk about in 2011/2012 when, you know, they were running against each other. But three years later? Now is when we start tossing around the political gossip on a couple of guys who have basically retreated from public political life? I guess we should expect the blistering inside story of what Justin Miller has been doing sometime in 2019. Only $19.95 at your favorite bookseller or the exclusive Alta Club!—Utah Politico Hub
For all Miller's political ambition, he was capable, at times, of curious lapses of judgment—although, even when it came to a brush with the law, he still managed to find a political method of resolution.
Miller was at a Salt Lake Bees baseball game at Franklin Covey field on April 21, 2006, according to a police report City Weekly requested from Salt Lake City Police Department, when he was observed by employees putting on a Bees jersey, tearing off the sales tag, and then going to the cash register and paying for only a $15 hat. Security escorted Miller to the first-aid office, where Miller claimed that he had paid for the jersey but could not provide a receipt. According to the police report, upon further questioning, "Justin acknowledged he had 'accidentally' failed to pay for the jersey."
According to a Salt Lake City justice court docket, Miller pleaded guilty to a retail theft class B misdemeanor on May 15, 2006. In lieu of a fine, Judge John Baxter allowed Miller to do community service, which Miller served at the Salt Lake County Democratic Party. The charge was dismissed a year later as part of a plea in abeyance—essentially, an admission of guilt given in exchange for, after a probationary period, the charge being dropped.—Salt Lake City Weekly