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UPDATED: Mark Miller denied bond in theft, fraud case


   Jasper attorney Mark Miller was denied bond after a lengthy hearing today, Monday, June 27th in the Pickens County Courthouse.

See full story on bond hearing and Miller's defense attorney's comment in this week's Progress.


   Miller recently spent 10 days in the Gilmer jail on contempt charges and now faces a barrage of financial transaction card fraud charges, identity fraud, theft by deception, theft by conversion, and theft by taking charges here in Pickens County. He was also charged with exploitation and intimidation of disabled adult, elder person or resident. He is also accused of "racketeering activity" for the crimes. He was arrested Friday afternoon by Gilmer County deputies at his home and was being transferred to the Pickens jail, according to a statement from the Pickens sheriff about 3:30 p.m.

         Prior to denying bond, visiting Judge Richard Winegarden said he questions Miller’s “thought processes” and considers him a flight threat and a threat to the property of potential victims, as well as displaying the potential to commit additional felonies if not incarcerated.  

   The charges presented to the grand jury came from work by Pickens sheriff and district attorney investigators and the GBI. An FBI agent was also listed as a witness before the grand jury.

   The charges are the result of a year-and-a-half-long investigation, according to Sheriff Donnie Craig.



Cody Keller
+8 #1 Cody Keller 2016-06-27 17:19
Somebody's got some splaining to do!
Saad Saak
-2 #2 Saad Saak 2016-06-28 08:03

How do you spell retaliation ? ?
+7 #3 Skip 2016-06-28 10:30
Quoting Saad Saak:

How do you spell retaliation ? ?

Retaliation for what? Based on the charges, it doesn't seem an unreasonable action.
Al Rothe
+13 #4 Al Rothe 2016-06-28 12:01
Can you say flight risk? Keep him in jail, already refused to show up in court.
Cody Keller
+1 #5 Cody Keller 2016-06-28 16:31
“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive”
Donnie Low
+10 #6 Donnie Low 2016-06-30 10:35
So glad this crook has been jailed. And I hope he gets it in the END!!!
+8 #7 Justice! 2016-06-30 20:55
Ha Ha! Say goodbye to that bar license you so enjoyed all those years. Man, what's in the water up here? A prominent former judge busted years ago for DUI and pot possession; A former judge forced out by peers years ago for being a rear-end; A local attorney jailed on DUI charges multiple times in the last five years and accused of violence against his wife; Mark Miller now accused of major felonies. Do lawyers think they're above the law or something?
pinto colvig
-2 #8 pinto colvig 2016-07-01 18:39
Free Mark Miller!
+6 #9 Bill 2016-07-02 21:59
Had me thrower out of my house for things that wasn't true, wonder how he feels now, hope he rots in jail. :lol:

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