Attorney says, “functionally it’s no bond”
After a day in court, lasting more than ten hours, Jasper attorney Mark Miller, who is accused of numerous counts of financial fraud and theft was given a bond, but one so high his counsel said, “It is functionally no bond.”
Miller is facing six different sets of indictments for financial misconduct involving clients, and Thursday Senior Judge Richard Winegarden heard bond and other motion hearings. Miller had been in jail since June with no bond set prior to this hearing.
After running from 9 a.m. until after 7 p.m. the judge declared the high-profile attorney would be given bond on each case individually. When all was said and done, Miller would need to come up with more than $1.6 million in property and $235,000 in cash to get out of jail on bond.
After the marathon day in court, Defense Counsel Scott Poole said there is no way his client could arrange the cash bond. “It’s so high, it’s the functional equivalent of no bond.”
See a full story on the day in court, where the court also handled a substantive pre-trial hearings in our next print edition. See previous coverage by following this link.