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From drug dealer to real estate tech pro

Lynn Sites' life on the run

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Another court hearing could be held as early as this month in the case of a San Diego man who prosecutors say became a well-known real estate technology expert after jumping bail 17 years ago and changing his identity to avoid a lengthy prison sentence on felony drug-smuggling charges. The man–known as "T. Lynn Sites" or simply "Lynn Sites" by Dataquick and the other real estate companies who hired him to program their databases or provide them with software–was arrested at his office on Kearny Villa Road in the San Diego suburb of Kearny Mesa about a week ago. Federal officials say the man's real name is Mark Miller. Authorities say he has been running from the law since 1987, when his small plane crashed into the Arizona desert on a trip back from Mexico. The plane crashed because it was overloaded with hundreds of pounds of marijuana, according to U.S. Marshal Brian Lucio. Miller was subsequently charged with several federal drug-smuggling counts but fled before his ...