Alleged gangster Tesha Miller fined maximum $100 for making false declaration to immigration officials
Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer
Reputed gangster Tesha Miller was today fined the maximum $100 after pleading guilty to one of two counts of making a false declaration to Jamaican immigration officials.
The sentence was handed down by Parish Judge Sancia Burrell in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this afternoon.
"I hope you are prepared to satisfy the maximum fine and I hope you are able to call a relative or family member to help you if you can't manage it," Burrell said before imposing the fine.
It triggered discussions among the small number of persons inside the courtroom, some of whom openly expressed disbelief.
"Write to the persons you voted for and tell them to have a conversation about the fine, but we are not going to discuss it here," Burrell said.
Miller was facing two counts of making a false declaration.
He pleaded not guilty on the second count and was freed after prosecutors offered no evidence against him.
On the charge for which Miller pleaded guilty, prosecutors alleged that on April 4, the alleged Clansman gang leader made a false declaration at the Norman Manley International Airport that his name was 'Marlon Williams'.
That was the same day on which Miller was deported from the Bahamas where he had been held weeks earlier.
Miller had long been listed as a person of interest.
After being in the custody Jamaica authorities for almost a week, he was charged with the offences of making a false declaration to Jamaican immigration officials.