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Al Miller's attorney making closing arguments in corruption trial

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2016 | 5:05 PM
Al Miller is on trial in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Jacqueline Samuels-Brown is now making her closing arguments in the corruption trial of popular pastor the Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller.

Miller is on trial in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He was charged in 2010 after then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was found in a vehicle Miller was driving along Mandela Highway in St Catherine.

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force have testified that the clergyman twice ignored their attempts to stop him during a high-speed chase along a section of Highway 2000.

But in seeking to convince presiding judge Simone Wolfe-Reece to free her client, Samuels-Brown said there was no attempt by Miller to "collude or deceive the police" at the time.