US prosecutors want 20+ years prison time for Coke

| 24/02/2012

dudus-coke-nyc.jpg(CNS): American prosecutors are seeking to lock 42-year-old Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke away for more than two decades. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have asked a judge to hand Coke, the Jamaican drug lord, the maximum sentence. Coke was arrested and sent to the US in 2010 after violent street battles, in which over 70 people were killed, raged for a month in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston. According to media reports from the US, he is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday based on his guilty plea last year to charges including racketeering and conspiracy to supply large quantities of ganja.

In a sentencing memorandum filed this week, US attorney Preet Bharara said the federal advisory sentencing guidelines call for a sentence of slightly less than 22 to 23 years in prison.

Bharara’s office wrote in its memorandum to Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr. that Coke was so powerful in Jamaica that he enjoyed “virtual immunity from the reach of law enforcement” there. The office said Coke led a drug trafficking ring from an armed stronghold called Tivoli Gardens in Kingston, moving guns and drugs between Jamaica and the United States, and ordering murders, shootings and beatings.

“Coke’s soldiers often began their service to him as teenagers, drawn from the community and trained by Coke and his lieutenants to guard the streets of Tivoli Gardens with guns, and to engage in acts of violence at Coke’s direction,” prosecutors wrote.

Last September Coke wrote a seven-page letter to Judge Patterson accepting responsibility for his actions and asking the judge to sentence him below the guideline.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    He will get 20 years for this plea, but it won't end there.  Once they can pin a murder charge or a conspiracy to murder charge on him they will, I am sure they are working on it. 

    This clown will never get out of jail.

  2. Anonymous says:

    20+ years? Tell you what, 20 years plus 200 years sounds about right for this character. (It makes my blood boil, I mean when I ponder the harm these persons have inflicted on those who have had the misfortune to fall under their evil shadow of influence. But there is justice ahead of him, that's our comfort.)

  3. Martin says:

    The only thing good with a coke is a hot curry goat. But… put  the fun aside, why not the DEATH sentence for Dudus??

  4. Anonymous says:

    Bet is he wished he was in jail here. He's get his drugs and could still make hits with his cell phone

  5. Anonymous says:

    this idiot and his father before him, help to distroy Jamaica he sld be locked away for life.

  6. WillYaListen! says:

    Things that  go better with Coke.

    50 Yeard without parole. 

  7. Anonymous says:

    20+ year – this guy should rot in jail.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Sink the bandit lmao

  9. Anonymous says:

    realy dose anyone give a sh## about this piece of garbage

  10. anonymous says:

    This man deserves death for his numerous indiscretions.

    Yet it is always so ironic to watch evil men beg on their knees for mercy when they

    themselves refuse to be merciful when power remained in their control.

    I for one am not shocked that such a man existed for so long in Jamaica, free to do as he pleased with the very Government of his own nation afraid of him.

    I can't help but to view  Dudus Coke as the Spoilt child, and the Jamaican Government as the ignorant enabling parent who refuses to correct their offspring, JUST BECAUSE!!

    Well- time longer than rope, and Dudus Coke is about to got "spanked" by Uncle Sam in the form of a 20 year plus-prison sentence, which is really just a kick to the face to the numerous victims whose lives were lost due to his drugs and merciless orchestration of their deaths…

    Funny how time changes much, and at times it takes an absolute stranger to correct what should have been corrected on home turf!




  11. Oompa Loompa says:

    200 years would be a better target.

    • Anonymous says:

      how come some people here scream when a judge gives a long sentence to some young persons who took human lives? Here they are neglected youths who need to be reformed and integrated back into society. You see what happen when the proverbialshoe is on the other foot?

      • WVM says:

        Very few bad apples ever become good apples.  As a society, the time, effort and cost of trying is not worth it given the lack of success rates.  They should all rot for a long time these criminal scum.