Al Miller to appeal court ruling
Two weeks after being fined $1 million dollars for attempting to pervert the course of justice, clergyman Al Miller has announced that he will be appealing the case.
Following the sentencing, Miller had said he would not appeal the court's decision. However, in a release sent to STAR Online earlier today, Miller said he will be bringing the matter to the Court of Appeal.
"Reverend Miller has reviewed his immediate and initial reaction not to appeal his conviction by the trial judge and has now given instructions for the filing of an appeal against his conviction. This is based on legal advice, the urgings of many and his own prayerful reflections on all that transpired leading up to, at and since his trial," the release said.
Earlier this month Miller was fined $1 million or 12 months in prison when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for his sentencing.
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.