Al Miller formally charged
To face courts July 2Thursday, June 24, 2010
By KIMMO MATTHEWS, Observer staff reporter email@example.com
REVEREND Al Miller was formally charged at 3:40 pm today, with harbouring a fugitive and perverting the course of justice.
He has been offered bail in the sum of $200,000 and will appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday, July 2.
The charges were brought against Miller after two days of questioning by detectives from the Organised Crime Investigation Division.
Miller was found in the company of fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke on Tuesday.
The clergyman, who said he was escorting Coke to the United States Embassy in Kingston, was released by officers involved in the operation when Coke was nabbed. However, Police Commissioner Owen Ellington later issued a call for Miller to turn in himself to the police.
Miller submitted himself for questioning yesterday and afterwards released. OCID asked him to return for further questioning today, which he did.
His release during Coke's capture is being investigated by the Police High Command.
Miller was three weeks ago instrumental in bringing into police custody Coke's siblings, Leighton 'Livity' Coke and his sister Janet.
Coke was extradited to the United States this afternoon, after waiving his right to an extradition trial in Jamaica.
Coke is facing drug and gun-running charges in the United States.