Jamaica’s Dudus To Be Sentenced Today


News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 16, 2012: The man who U.S. authorities claim is the Jamaican-born leader of the Shower Posse drug cartel, is set to be sentenced in a Manhattan court today.

The Jamaican-born drug lord, Christopher “Dudus” Coke, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Manhattan at 2 p.m. today. He has admitted to racketeering and assault charges and faces up to 23 years in prison.

Coke, 43, has sought mercy in a letter to the judge. However, U.S. prosecutors want Coke to serve the maximum term and be deported.

Coke, a hero to some in the West Kingston slum of Tivoli Gardens, was captured in 2010 in Jamaica during a stand-off between his ghetto followers and Jamaican soldiers. Some 70 persons died during the show down and Coke was later captured, dressed in a wig and disguised as a woman in a car driven by a Jamaican pastor.

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