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Political Punch?

Was it a "love tap" as one witness described it? Or did Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller actually walk up to a Prince George's County developer and punch him in the jaw yesterday?

Looks like Miller will have to answer that on Oct. 6 in District Court in Upper Marlboro.

Leo Bruso, president of Land and Commerical, Inc., filed assault charges against Miller, accusing Miller of striking him in the left jaw as he left a public hearing in Upper Marlboro yesterday.

Miller, a Democrat representing Prince George's and Calvert counties, fended off the accusation today, saying through a spokeswoman that it was "totally without merit and are not true."

In statement, Bruso, a big campaign contributor to Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., said he did nothing to provoke Miller.

Lisa McMurray, Miller's spokeswoman, said Bruso's charges appear to "motivated by political animosity."

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By Phyllis Jordan  |  September 21, 2006; 3:21 PM ET
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One of these guys apparently does not know what did or will be hitting him.

Posted by: fight fan | September 21, 2006 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Leo Bruso is a nut

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2006 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Story on the Baltimore Sun website includes comments from a witness. This witness suggested that if anyone should be pressing charges it should be Mike Miller.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2006 6:53 PM | Report abuse

My opponent Leggett has received $4,000 in contibutions from State Senator Miller. In light of the fact that Miller's political contributions are little more than laundered contributions from slots interests and now because of these serious assault charges steming from Miller's apparent attack on a voter, Leggett should immediately return the contributions from Miller to Miller. Miller's jump from arm twisting to face punching has given new meaning to the term "political persuasion." Leggett should reject Miller's tainted money.

Posted by: Robin Ficker Independent for Montgomery County Executive | September 21, 2006 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Gee, Robin, you know all about punching people, don't you? Let's see, the woman you were convicted of hitting was pregnant, wasn't she? And you rear-ended her, right? And when she tried to talk to you, you hit her, breaking her glasses. Yup, you're an expert, all right. Anybody who wants to confirm the details should just google "Caroline Goldman" and "Ficker".By the way, what County services are you going to cut to come up with the $150 million you keep promising to return to the voters. I keep asking and asking, but you keep running away from me.

Posted by: pepe le Moco | September 21, 2006 9:30 PM | Report abuse

When are Leggett and his campaign going to stop lying by saying Robin Ficker has a criminal conviction. Democratic States Attorney candidate John McCarthy who has been in that office for 26 years will tell you it is not true.

Posted by: female voter | September 21, 2006 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Newsflash!
Great white hope, Mikey Miller, signs with Don King.

Posted by: Count Bobulescu | September 21, 2006 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Robin, you were convicted of battery and malicious destruction of property for striking a pregnant woman after you rear-ended her. You broke her glasses and gave her a black eye. Second, it seems your claim of "victory' at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce debate was just another lie. According to the Gazette, everybody laughed at you when you tried to speak Spanish. You should have known that since you still have trouble with English, Spanish was not such a good idea. Si?

Posted by: pepe le Moco | September 22, 2006 12:21 AM | Report abuse

Ok, we get the idea that pepe le Moco has it in for Robin Ficker.

Enough already!

Can anyone tell me how his Off-Topic ranting contributes one iota to any of the discussions here?

Posted by: Rufus | September 22, 2006 7:24 AM | Report abuse

I'm curious as to why the reporter left out the fact that Bruso also donated money to Democratic County Executive Jack Johnson

Posted by: James W | September 22, 2006 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Leo Bruso is a slimey developer who would love to pave over the shores of the Potomac and the Chesapeake if there is a buck in it for him. He is only famous in PG for digging up a slave graveyard and native American area to put up some McMansions.I believe the farmer in the Post story who clearly doesnt have a dog in this.He said Miller started no fight.Never met a dishonest farmer...

Posted by: linda | September 22, 2006 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Mike Miller, Joseph Vallario and Co. virtually own the MD judicial system. They're notorious sleazy DWI attornies that know all the right people. Don't look for the truth to come out in court in this one.

Thanks to lawyers like Miller, it's money that tips the scales of Lady Justice-nothing else.

Posted by: BG from PG | September 24, 2006 9:20 PM | Report abuse

It sure looked like Miller punched Bruso to me, but I was a ways off to see it clearly. Everybody knows Mike Miller loses his calm sometimes. He is usually a very nice man, but as a Democrat I was a little shaken to see him react so angrily. Sing the song from Anger Management next time President Miller.

Posted by: Observer | September 25, 2006 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Hello??? We're all still awaiting a response to this one....

"I'm curious as to why the reporter left out the fact that Bruso also donated money to Democratic County Executive Jack Johnson"

Posted by: BG from PG | September 25, 2006 7:52 PM | Report abuse

miller is aroven leader of our great state!

Posted by: coolmomis | October 9, 2006 9:59 PM | Report abuse

miller is a proven leader of our great state! I believe in the system and Im sure after all 100 eyewitnesses are interviewed charges will be dropped!

Posted by: coolmomis | October 9, 2006 10:03 PM | Report abuse

There are many negative things said about Robin Ficker and I am curious as to why nobody aver comments about his pathetic law practice. He charges cheap fee's and in turn for the cheap fee's, his clients receive cheap, if not disgracefull reprensentation. His client's are not aware of this until they are severly punished. He will promise them anything in order to get them to commit to hiring him, and then when it's time to go to the plate, Mr. Ficker on numerous occasions will strike out. Leaving his clients helpless. I feel the need to post this fact because I would hate to see Mr. Ficker represent Montomery County in the way he practice's law.

Posted by: Bobby Jones | October 10, 2006 2:00 PM | Report abuse

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