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Judge in Al Miller case on vacation

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 6:25 PM

Popular pastor the Reverend Al Miller is to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court at 2 o’clock this afternoon for a verdict in his corruption trial.

However, it is likely that the matter will be postponed because the trial judge Simone Wolfe Reese is on vacation.

Reverend Miller is charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice after then fugitive Christopher Dudus Coke was found in his company travelling along the Mandela Highway in July 2010.

PHOTO: Al Miller

Miller has maintained that he was taking Coke to the United States Embassy in St Andrew to surrender to authorities there.

He also said that members of the Police High Command were aware of his actions.

TIMELINE: The Al Miller trial

However, law enforcers have denied his claim.

During the trial, police sergeant Winston Radcliffe testified that the popular pastor led the police on a high-speed chase before his vehicle, with Coke aboard, was forced to a stop in 2010.

Miller's attorneys Jacqueline Samuels Brown disputed the claim saying there was never an attempt to stop his vehicle.