Embattled Craig Doctor Denied Bond
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A western Colorado doctor facing criminal charges will stay behind bars after a judge calls him a flight risk.
A bond hearing was held on Tuesday for Dr. Joel Miller, of Craig, at the federal courthouse in Grand Junction.
He’s accused of improperly dispensing drugs that led to the deaths of two former patients.
Tuesday’s hearing was continued from last Wednesday, when the defense didn't have enough time to state their case.
Miller was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver last month, on charges of health care fraud, money laundering and distributing, and dispensing controlled substances to patients.
Tuesday, the prosecution called several witnesses, who testified how uncooperative and combative Miller had been during both this investigation and a previous domestic violence incident.
During cross examination, the defense insisted that Miller had been cooperative with the Drug Enforcement Administration, when he voluntarily surrendered his DEA registration.
But Judge Gordon Gallagher ultimately sided with the prosecution, ordering that Miller be held without bond.