Belize - Belize News - Channel5Belize.com - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Regional / International » ‘Dudus’ gets his day in court; legal representation is another battle
Jun 29, 2010

‘Dudus’ gets his day in court; legal representation is another battle

Christopher Coke

Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke is in New York facing charges of Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Marijuana and Conspiracy to Illegally Traffic in Firearms. He was first arraigned last Friday and made a second court appearance on Monday. But the Jamaican strongman is having problems getting legal representation in the US. At the close of his last session in a Manhattan federal court, it was still uncertain whether Coke would have to be represented by a public defender or if he would be allowed to hire his own attorney. In order to obtain private representation, Coke must first prove that the money he will use to pay for an attorney is not the proceeds of criminal activity. In the meantime, Attorney Russel Neufeld has been appointed by the court to handle Coke’s case but Frank Doddato and his law team is on standby to takeover if Coke is allowed to retain them. If convicted, Coke’s sentence on the drug charges can range from the minimum of ten years in jail to life imprisonment. Coke returns to court on September seventh.

Be Sociable, Share!


Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

5 Responses for “‘Dudus’ gets his day in court; legal representation is another battle”

  1. maddyvandijk says:

    A business man and a community leader in the slums of Jamaica, he will be sadly miss by his community.

    there is a big chance that he won’t see the light of day again.

  2. Earl Grey says:

    Bad boy — Bad Boy — What you gonna do, what you gonna do when they come for you?????

  3. Garnaches says:

    Yeah maddyvandijk, impressive job he did in Tivoli Gardens!
    I’d sure like to raise a family there!

  4. chuey says:

    lock em up!!!

  5. sparlke420 says:

    a great man that did great things for his people…the government don’t want to help there people,but when someone else want to do it its a problem…this is whats wrong with the world..

Leave a Reply

CAPTCHA Image
*