‘Dudus’ asks judge to go easy on him

| 21/09/2011

(CNS): Self-confessed Jamaican drug lord, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, has written a letter asking a New York judge to go easy on him when he hands down his sentence. The letter, which has been published in full by the New York Times, asks US District Judge Robert P. Patterson to be lenient as he lists the reasons why he should pass sentence below the guideline range. Forty-two year old Coke is facing a maximum 23 years behind bars following is a guilty plea in New York on 31 July. The seven-page letter, which was handwritten, was sent to the judge on 7 September but released to the media Tuesday.

Coke accepts responsibility for his actions in his correspondence but does not apologise. Pointing to the death of his mother, the trauma his son has suffered with his imprisonment and his good deeds in the community, as well as his claim he was about to hand himself in when he was arrested, the drug lord asks the judge to take into consideration some 13 points when he hands down the sentence.

“Good day to you, sir,” the letter to the judge began. “I am humbly asking if you could be lenient on me.”

Coke also talks about his own father's death in a Jamaican jail, for which he says no one has ever been held responsible, as well as the harsh conditions he says he has been held in for the last 14 months.

See full letter here

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Dudas, you're not smart! you should have asked the Prime Minister or a close friend of his to write your Letter.  No matter how many letters are written you have already done your job and there  should be no justification.  Put you in a cave with the guns and skeltons where you can take a reality check of your brains.  .    

  2. Slugga says:

    Go easy on mi judge? Remindes me of the song call, "Let me down easy"

    Man, put that away for 100+ years. Let him know and meet "Tyrone & Corn Bread"

  3. Todays Special: Sparky Stew says:

    Throw the book at him ! He is responsible for the death of many people.

  4. Whodatis says:

    Bush and Blair are responsible for far more illegal / wrongful deaths than Dudus.

    They ought to be writing letters to some judge somewhere as well.

    The acknowledged yet ignored hypocrisy of this world today is mind-boggling … no wonder our kids are running around like crazy people.

  5. My2cents says:

    I wonder how much mercy he showed those who stood in his way right before he pulled the trigger..or worse, made someone else pull the trigger. LOCK HIM AWAY FOR LIFE.

  6. Libertarian says:

    Learn that if you plant corn, in the initial stage of its growth, you will have to decipher the corn from the weed. If you pull the weed, more than likely, you will end up pulling the corn. This is what happened in Dudus incarceration. The corn denotes the good and charitable deeds for Jamaica. The weed the bad and drug activities. But the farmer… the U.S. farmer, called CIA, is a very interesting character. Instead of farming pulling the weed from his own property, he has an eye out for other farm lands. He does not care for the corn, but stupidly cares for other people's weed. How stupid is that when meanwhile, weed in abudance is growing on his land. The farmer is so stupid. The farmer one day, supplies the Jamaican government with firearms to help them win elections, and the same firearms in the hands of politico-thugs, has made Jamaica into a very violent place. This cause the weed to grow in abundance and spread to his own land… how stupid?  Instead of the farmer killing the pest at the right time and in using the right methods, he caused the pest to spread to his own backdoor. Is it that the farmer hates to see other people's weed; or, is itthat he hates to see other people's corn?  The farmer is not in good standing himself. It is like one red devil deciding to incarcerate the other devil. What good will it do for Jamaica when Jamaica's government has never been so charitable to her own people like this escobar man, Dudus?  I can only yawn and laugh at these clowns make a fool of themselves in thinking they are making the world a better place. I sustain no interest in such hypocrisy. Weed your own plantation before telling others how to weed theres, and just maybe you will be able to have better control over crime and international crime. Just maybe you will be able to spot the weed along side your fence alot easier. That way, you fool, you will have enough corn for the time of famine.

  7. Simple days says:



    I REALLY wish all the people who aspire to be drug dealers and gangster could read this. Here is a man FALLEN from grace of his live style BEGGING not to be locked away. Why beg because reality has set in 23 years in prison is a long time at 42 years old to add 23 years of prison time means he will probably Die in there…


    This is call a reality check and when its served it is a tuff bill to pay.


    Don't drop the soap buddy.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Dear Judge, whatever you do ….please don't be lenient on this one man armageddon and please don't deport him back to Jamiaca either because sure enough he will end up here and we already have enough problems….Thank you.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Say what you wish but from what I have read in that letter he has accomplished much more than any of our politicians here!

  10. Anonymous says:

    That what he'll be saying to his cell mate when he makes him put that wig on again

  11. Anonymous says:

    It would be interesting to know who his friends and associates in Cayman are.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Send him here. Not only would he not get convicted he could turn around and sue for unlawful imprisionment for being held for 14 months becuase no public prosecutor could build a case with evidence

  13. John-the-Baptist says:

    Hey readers, did you read the letter Dudus wrote to the judge? Bwoy, it seems as if they are about to sentence an angel. He has listed about 50 positive things that he was a part of. But the wretch did not list the thousands of deaths and rape which he organized.  Murderer.  23 yrs is too short.  There is a book out on you Dudus, you were not an angel. Just that you were a smart 'Hit Man' Please Mr. Judge, Dust him out!!! 

  14. Anonymous says:

    The judge should go easy on him alright  give him a black pill and send him to sleep, or 99 years at the pleasure of the president of the USA.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if the Jamaica Observer or the Jamaica Gleaner would air some of Cayman's dirty laundry on a constant basis like we do to them? Our murder rate in one week alone makes that country almost crime free in comparison to population/size etc….ALMOST!

    • Anon says:

      Don't talk nonsense.

      1. This is major international news. It is a good thing for Jamaica and all other countries concerned that he has been brought to justice. It has led to a lowering of Jamaica's crime rate. Are you seriously suggesting that we should not print it simply because he is Jamaican?

      2. While I understand that you would like to think otherwise the murder rate in Cayman while high still pales in comparison to the murder rate in Jamaica on a per capita per annum basis even after the reduction in the rate of crime there. Jamaica had 1428 reported murders in 2010, while Cayman had 7. According to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica the population of Jamaica in 2010 was 2,702,300 (reflecting a rate of 0.53 murders per thousand of the population) while according to the Cayman National Census our population was 55,000 (reflecting a rate of 0.13 murders per thousand of the population). In other words, the murder rate per thousand of the population was still 4 times as high in Jamaica as in Cayman. We would have to have 28 murders per annum here to match Jamaica's rate.

      3. The Jamaican media have no qualms sensationalising negative news about Cayman as it has done on many occasions.  

      • Anonymous says:

        Well between last week and this week so far we are nearing that 28 pretty fast.

        • Anonymous says:

          We are not nearing the 28. We have almost completed 9 months of the year and we are at 5. Sadly those five have come within the last 10 days and we cannot abide that rate for the rest of the year. Please don't mistake my statement for some sort of complacency, I am simply correcting gross exaggeration. We are at the edge of the precipice and the ground is beginning to slip beneath our feet. We need expert outside help and fast!  

          • Anonymous says:


            Hello another one is biting the dust every 48 hours so by December 31st 2011 that will be how much? But, of course you will factor in how many more will be dead in Jamaica by then too. My point is the murders are Caymanians killing Caymanians. Are the locals that stupid to not decipher good and bad, smart and dumb, wise and unwise? Are these thugs looking to Jamaica, USA etc… to be their role models and provide guidance on lifestyle?? If that is the brain power of your ppl it doesn't say much for your lil dot in the Caribbean Sea. Stop living in denial and looking to pass blame on to the next one. Jamaica is overwhelmed with crime and doesn't need Cayman's sh*t to add to it. (I'm neither Jamaican nor Caymanian) I have never come across of a nation so quick to blame every single effin problem they have on foreign countries. I think the poster who commented on Jamaica Observer/ Gleaner publishing Cayman's bad news was merely pointing out that with all the nationalities residing in Cayman; Jamaicans, Hondurans, Cuban's, Haitian’s, Canadian's, Filipinos, British etc…. local media is only printing the happenings in Jamaica as if the other countries are crime free. Don't the other expats deserve to know what's going on back home as well??

    • Anonymous says:

      we have to hope and pray that we don't get someone like him around here.  What is wrong with being interested on what goes on in our neighbouring countries.  Many of the Jamaicans here had family members who were affected by the Dudus situation so why would we and they not want to know what is going on there?

    • Anonymous says:

      The Gangsta culture is being emulated from Where?  The same place that the ganja and guns are pouring into our islands from.  

  16. Anonymous says:

    He seems to be acting like certain politicians.

  17. Anonymous says:

    It's interesting that despite his wrong doings and hustler mentality he was able to do so many good deeds in contrast. I'll give him some credit over the nuisances we have here who are just killing each other and not contributing anything positive to our society. I hope the judge grants him some leniency after all he didn't compel the idiots in Jamaica to start a war and lose their lives in his name that was their own idiocy. Yes he made huge mistakes and should be held accountable which I'm sure he will but he also did good things for his community that he surely didn't have to. It’s a pity most ppl can’t be impartial and I certainly don't believe he was on his way to turn himself in.

    • Anonymous says:

      You too funny. for real !

      You obviously don't know anything about Jamaica, the Shower Posse, Tivoli Gardens, Lester 'Jim Brown' Coke, and Christopher 'Dudus' Coke more than you've read on paper. If you believe that these 'good deeds' has anything more than to do with bribing the community, paying for political votes and intimidating and threatening the residents of Tivoli Gardens into 'toeing the line or else' then you need an education on how things run in Jamaica, period.

      If the JDF had found Dudus in Tivoli Gardens after that gunbattle, Dudus would have had no chance to be begging a US judge for anything.

  18. Anonymous says:

    sorry Dudas you're not in Cayman buddy, or guess what? you wont even have to write that letter……………….

    and to all those people claiming  we need Jamaican police who 'cleaned up' mess there, to come here, residents of Cayman, remember how 'protected' Dudas was by his own clergy, community etc 

    so if we dont get to root of problem here at all levels, fear will continue, support of criminals will continue and we'll all suffer, not just the name of Cayman but this employment centre for foreigners will no longer be sustainable and safe.

  19. Anonymous says:

    HA HA HAAAA! was just about to hand himself in?  I seem to recall a fairly long manhunt.  How convenient to suddenly fall humble and repentent now.  I bet his victims didn't see any of this soppy sorrowful and humble person when they were at the receiving end of his violence.


    Give me a break Dudas – we weren't born yesterday