Comerford asked Miller if she understood that by not accepting the plea deal she could be facing nearly 50 years in jail if convicted.
Miller said she understood her decision, and the case was put on the trial list.
Miller is charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, first-degree criminal attempt at larceny and second-degree larceny for allegedly using various Internet personas to blackmail Du Pont heir and Riverside resident Stephen Dent.
Miller was arrested soon after the Jessops’ bust, on March 30, but she fought extradition from Michigan until June when she was formally charged in Stamford.
The Jessops’ extortion case garnered national headlines after Greenwich Time exposed Dent’s history of soliciting sex and previous extortion incidents outlined in police reports dating back three years. Y., man, who threatened to release information about Dent’s encounter with a woman and the sex acts they engaged in, which the man’s attorney at the time called “vile” and “vulgar.” A woman also extorted Dent for $9,000, but that incident was never reported to police.
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“It’s never easy turning down a court offer that doesn’t involve jail time,” Sherman said.
“However, Patricia does not want to be branded a felon for the rest of her life based on cyberchatting that may or may not have spun out of control.” Sherman said he will spend the next few months reviewing evidence on the case taken from Miller’s computers and cell phones.
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After police looked into the claims, they found that Miller was allegedly behind all the personas and schemes.