The Reverend Al Miller has been fined $1-million or spend 12 months in prison for Perverting the Course of Justice.
The sentence was handed down by Parish Court Judge Simone Wolfe Reese just a few moments ago.
The attorney for Reverend Miller, Queen’s Counsel Jacqueline Samuels Brown, appealed to the Corporate Area Criminal Court for her client not to be sent to prison this morning.
Al Miller was convicted in July, after the country’s then most wanted man, Christopher Dudus Coke was found in his Sports Utility Vehicle along the Mandela Highway in St. Catherine in 2010.
Miller had said that he was taking Coke to the United States Embassy in St. Andrew.
At the time, Coke was wanted on an extradition warrant.
In appealing for leniency this morning, his attorney argued that Miller was acting out of patriotism, and believed he had the backing of Police Commissioner Owen Ellington.
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