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Ronica Miller Pleads Not Guilty to Pending Charges

During a short arraignment hearing in Magistrate Court on Thursday, Ronica Miller – wife of embattled former Schneider Regional Medical Center head Rodney Miller – pleaded not guilty to 10 separate counts of accessory after the fact.

The charges she faces are tied to an ongoing V.I. Superior Court case, in which Rodney Miller and two other former Schneider officials have been tried on charges of corruption, embezzlement and larceny for allegedly siphoning funds from the hospital.

Both previous trials on those charged have ended in hung juries. A new trial has been stayed until the V.I. Supreme Court rules on a motion to dismiss the case on grounds a new trial would violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy.

Even though the Millers’ bank accounts were frozen when the case first went to trial, Ronica Miller allegedly withdrew $421,900 from one of the accounts that was frozen in November 2008. Her withdrawals occurred between July 23 and July 26, 2012, according to government attorneys.

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Ronica Miller’s bail has been set at $500,000, which she has still not been able to post.

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During a short arraignment hearing in Magistrate Court on Thursday, Ronica Miller – wife of embattled former Schneider Regional Medical Center head Rodney Miller – pleaded not guilty to 10 separate counts of accessory after the fact.

The charges she faces are tied to an ongoing V.I. Superior Court case, in which Rodney Miller and two other former Schneider officials have been tried on charges of corruption, embezzlement and larceny for allegedly siphoning funds from the hospital.

Both previous trials on those charged have ended in hung juries. A new trial has been stayed until the V.I. Supreme Court rules on a motion to dismiss the case on grounds a new trial would violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on double jeopardy.

Even though the Millers’ bank accounts were frozen when the case first went to trial, Ronica Miller allegedly withdrew $421,900 from one of the accounts that was frozen in November 2008. Her withdrawals occurred between July 23 and July 26, 2012, according to government attorneys.

Ronica Miller's bail has been set at $500,000, which she has still not been able to post.