The SPVM confirmed in a press release on Friday that it investigated the allegations against Mr. Miller in 2008-2009 and then submitted a file to the Director of Criminal and Criminal Prosecutions to determine if the allegations were justified. (Photo: Canadian Press)
Montreal businessman Robert J. Miller announced Friday that he is stepping down as CEO of Future Electronics to focus on “protecting his reputation” and his health, following accusations reported by Radio-Canada on Thursday that he would pay minors girls for receiving sexual services. connections.
In a press release issued on Friday, the day after the report aired, Mr. Miller called the allegations reported by Radio-Canada “false and baseless.”
The Enquête report alleges that Mr. Miller allegedly paid money and gifts to girls aged 14 to 17 in exchange for sex between 1994 and 2006.
A statement released by Future Electronics said Mr. Miller “strongly and categorically denies the malicious allegations made against him.” These allegations, he adds, “stem from acrimonious and contentious divorce proceedings” and that “they are now being repeated for financial gain.”
The press release also notes that the City of Montreal Police Service (SPVM) “investigated the allegations and concluded they were unfounded.”
Robert G. Miller was the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Future Electronics, a major distributor of electronic components, but according to the statement, he was not involved “for several years” in the activities of the company, which is headquartered in Pointe Claire, on the western island of Montreal.
Miller is reportedly “retiring for good to focus on his serious health issues and protecting his reputation.”
The SPVM confirmed in a press release on Friday that it investigated the allegations against Mr. Miller in 2008-2009 and then submitted the file to the Director of Criminal and Criminal Prosecutions (DPCP) to determine if the allegations were justified.
According to Radio-Canada, the police completed their investigation in 2010 and no charges have been filed by the DPCP in the case.
In a tweet earlier Friday, the DPCP “invites any person, victim or witness with knowledge of facts related to the Enquête program to report them to the SPVM.”
“If new items are introduced to SPVM, DPCP will cooperate with investigators and may revise the file,” the post reads.
Public Safety Minister François Bonnardel also urged on Twitter “all women who may have been harmed by wrongdoing by this man or others to denounce them.”
“We have special teams in the police who are trained to receive you. Have confidence,” the minister writes. The day before, in the National Assembly, Mr. Bonnardel had called the case “disgusting.”
Omar Beig, Chief Operating Officer of Future Electronics, will take on the role of president and chief executive officer, replacing Mr. Miller. The company describes itself as the “world leader in electronics distribution” with 5,500 employees and 170 offices in 44 countries. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller.