Pastor Fined $1 Million Or 12 Months In Prison

Reverend Merrick ‘Al’ Miller has been fined $1 million or 12 months in prison.

Miller was found guilty on July 22 of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The renowned and popular pastor was sentenced in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Thursday and given until next Tuesday to pay the fine.

Miller, who heads the Fellowship Tabernacle Church in St. Andrew, was charged in relation to transporting fugitive Christopher Dudus Coke in June 2010.

Pastor Miller’s attorney, Jacqueline Samuels-Brown, insisted during the trial maintained that he was taking Christopher Dudus Coke to the US Embassy for him to surrender to American authorities.

She said Miller was concerned about keeping the peace in the country during the turbulent period. She added that her client was assisting the police when he intervened in the matter.

The attorney urged the Parish Judge not to impose a custodial sentence.

Marcia Wright, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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