Al Miller thanks God ...says he will not appeal ruling

September 15, 2016
The Reverend Al Miller

Rev Al Miller is now thanking God following his sentencing in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court earlier today. 

Miller was fined $1 million or 12 months in prison after being found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice. He has until September 20 to pay the fine. 

Hours after his court appearance, Miller released a statement in which he thanked God. 

"I give thanks to God that it is over. His grace has kept my family and I," he said. 

He continued, "The governing authorities in this nation were and are well aware of the crisis that had enveloped the nation — the crisis that resulted in the loss of over 74 Jamaican lives; the crisis that was destroying our image internationally and which cost the nation millions of dollars; the crisis that had the potential for civil unrest and increased loss of lives; the crisis which needed to be brought to an end."

However, Miller said he will not appeal the appeal the decision.

"If the governing authorities through their agents, the police and courts, are content to reward my service to a nation in crisis with a criminal record, coupled with the millions of dollars spent on my defence and in fines, then I am content to accept it. I will not appeal the decision of the court," he said. 

The clergyman also promised to continue serving the country. 

Miller was arrested in 2010 after then-wanted man Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was found in a car the pastor was driving.

Coke, at the time, was wanted on an extradition warrant in the United States. He had been on the run for a month after eluding a massive police-military operation in his Tivoli Gardens stronghold.


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