Prosecutors have grown one witness stronger in their case against former Port Richey attorney Jessica Miller.
Miller's former paralegal and office manager, Kristen Collins, pleaded no contest to four counts of grand theft last month. The plea was not the result of negotiations with the Pasco-Pinellas State Attorney's Office, but Collins has agreed to testify against her former boss when Miller goes on trial March 15 on theft charges.
Collins, 31, of Hudson, likely won't be sentenced until the conclusion of Miller's trial, said Assistant State Attorney Chip Stanton. Collins faces up to 40 years in prison, but she's more likely to receive a sentence closer to the low end of the state's sentencing guidelines. In her case, the guidelines call for a minimum sentence of 23 months in prison.
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