Key evidence in dispute on eve of Dudus trial

| 13/07/2011

(Jamaican Observer): Accused Jamaican drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke will have to wait a while to know whether the damning wiretap information against him will be thrown out or allowed to remain as part of the evidence in his upcoming New York trial. Yesterday, Judge Robert R Patterson reserved judgement on an application brought by Coke's legal team asking for the wiretap evidence be excluded from the trial. The application was opposed by the prosecution. Patterson declined to set a date for the ruling, which should be made ahead of Coke's September 12 trial in the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York.

Should the wiretap information be allowed in the trial, this could spell a big blow for the defence which has been fighting tooth and nail to keep out the damning information in which Coke is captured allegedly making drug deals with persons in New York. A ruling against the prosecution could potentially weaken its case

Yesterday, arguments were made that, among other thing, the wiretap information violated Coke's constitutional rights and that the information was illegally obtained by the United States from Jamaica.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    How come people can post about trials in Jamaica but not here?

  2. Here we go says:

    Trying to convince us he is a hero. The man is a psycho murderer, he should be hung for all the lives he is responsible for losing

  3. Anonymous says:

    Well in that picture he is not wear his dress this time lol

  4. Anon says:

    Wow, guns blazing and no proper search warrant in place for a wiretap. You would think they would have that sorted out after causing so much unrest in Jamaica.

    On another note, I am surprised they have not locked him up in Guantanamo Bay for being a terrorist!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Could be he get off with a slap on the wrist. Besides he is no typical drug lord. He has used his monies for charitable causes in Jamaica. Almost like an Escobar. So if he gets off, it would be a great loss to the Judiciary system. There are drug lords and dealers worse than Coke that are ruthless and have no regard for addicts.

  6. Hmmm. says:

    Well, I only hope his wire does not extend to the Cayman Islands.