First published in The Sydney Morning Herald on March 2, 1983
Harry M. running
Harry M. Miller, friend of royalty and politicians, promoter of Jesus Christ Superstar and other showbiz extravaganzas – but more recently of Her Majesty’s Prison, Cessnock, wants some privacy.
In a statement issued yesterday after his release from prison, Mr Miller said he wanted to make it clear “that I will not be answering any questions at all”.
But he added: “Of course I am delighted to have been released from prison and reunited with my wife and family and to be able to return to work afterwards.”
Mr Miller, one of Australia’s best-known entrepreneurs and certainly one of the most publicized prisoners in NSW history, walked out of the Cessnock Corrective Center at 6.57am yesterday and was met by his wife Wendy.
He had served 10 months of a three-year prison sentence after being found guilty in May last year of aiding and abetting his automated booking agency, Computicket Australia, to fraudulently embezzle $728,237.
Mrs. Miller, dressed in blue denim, arrived at the jail six minutes early in a Ford Fairmont.
A small army of reporters and television cameramen confronted Mr. Miller as he left prison with his wife.
With a stern face but smartly dressed in a fawn suit, tie and brown suede shoes, Mr. Miller refused to say a word and, with his wife at the wheel, drove off with several media vehicles in pursuit.