Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on March 19, 1988 · Page 8
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, March 19, 1988
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ALL EDITIONS A8 The Arizona Republic Saturday, March 19, 1988 fv v J? Charles KrejcsiThe Arizona Republic Christina Johnston discusses the director of the DPS on KTAR radio. Alleged former lover calls Milstead a liar Hello, I'm Stan Schubach We are still buvinn nld finlH anrt (-f:M Diamonds at the highest cash price! I A 'A Extra Premium for larger diamonds. t onng uiem in 10 eny ot our a f convenient locations and walk out 4 r .--.: with immediate cash. SCHUBACH 4041 E. Thomas Rd. (Pierce Center) 468-1234 Glendale 939-0800 Sun City 933-7277 JEWELERS By Sam Stanton The Arizona Republic Christina Johnston, w ho claims she is the former lover of Department of Public Safety chief Ralph Milstead, took to the airwaves Friday to call Milstead a "liar" in his Senate impeachment trial testimony and to accuse him of thinking he is God. "He did' lie," Johnston said on KTAR radio Friday. "There arc no less than 24 statements from Milstead's second day of testimony that I know to be untruthful and which I was prevented from challenging. The man is a liar." And several hours later, Johnston appeared at a mobbed press confer-rence at the state Capitol with a California man who said he was setting up a "Milstead Watchdog Committee." Johnston, brought in as a surprise witness by Gov. Evan Mccham's defense team, has claimed to be the DPS director's ex-lover, that Milstead misused his power and state property and at one point threatened to "eliminate" her. Milstead testified that he had only a professional relationship with Johnston when she was a paid DPS informer several years ago. Milstead, attending an anti-terrorist conference in Israel, has called Johnston's allegations "a ridiculous bunch of lies." DPS Sgt, Allan Schmidt said Friday he would not comment on allegations by Johnston about Mil- . . i'. 1 i:r Nicau s peisunai inc. Johnston was prevented from testifying earlier this week about many of her claims. But on Friday, she was unbridled in her feelings toward him. "He told me, 'I have friends in the newspaper, I have friends in the Senate. The attorney general's my friend,' " Johnston said on KTAR. "He thinks he's God. . . . You belter watch out, because he's God and he's Mr. Macho." At her news conference later, she appeared with Anthony Hilder, who identified himself as the national director of a group called Citizens Against Organized Crime, Hilder said he believed Johnston's story, even though he had not met her until Friday. Hilder said he had been a radio talk-show host in California and that he was moving to Alaska for a similar job, but he declined to identify cither radio station. Johnston released to reporters the first 34 pages of a 90-pagc deposition detailing her relationship with Milstead, and Hilder said more will be released on Monday after it is reviewed. He would not say what the document was being reviewed for. Don Ruzicka, whose Mecham support group, Concerned Arizona Voters, helped arrange the press conference, said 'he had reviewed portions of the deposition and that he believed it should not have been "surpressed" by the Senate. The deposition, taken by defense attorneys in an attempt to attack Milstead's credibility, was distributed earlier in the trial to senators. The Senate, after having time to read Johnston's deposition, ' voted not to allow much of it to be used during Mccham's trial. The pages released mostly contained information that has been made public before, including her claims that Milstead had sex with a woman who was wealing his DPS uniform, that Milstead promoted DPS employees in exchange for sex and that Milstead used his state car on personal business. It also revealed a claim by Johnston that she first contacted Mecham then-attorney Murray Miller about wanting to help with his defense by giving her testimony. But when she called a second time, the deposition said, "they were very rude, and his son finally got on the phone and just laughed and hung up." Miller was replaced as Mccham's attorney shortly before the trial began. The Senate ruled much of Johnston's deposition was irrelevant to an obslruction-of-justice charge against Mecham. Milstead, a key witness against the governor, has testified that Mecham ordered him not to cooperate in a state attorney general's investigation into an alleged death threat. Johnston, during her radio appearance, claimed that Milstead used to make fun of his powerful acquaintances and had referred to state Sen. Pete Corpstein, a Paradise Valley Republican, as "Mr. Potato Head." Johnston also said that Milstead had threatened to "eliminate" her. 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