Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke staying behind bars

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US judge denied a request to grant bail to Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

However, Jamaica’s refuted drug lord has been given 30 days to conclude the details his legal
representation and to prove that the money he will use to retain his lawyers is
not from the proceeds of any alleged criminal activities.

Coke,
who has a court appointed lawyer, appeared in court Monday with Judge Robert
Patterson giving the defence 30 days to prepare a case and for him to finalize his
legal representation.

He
did not speak during the brief hearing which lasted for 15 minutes. The
conditions of his solitary confinement were also discussed in the hearing.

His court appointed lawyer Russel Newfeld as well as government prosecutors also
surveyed documents relating to the case.

Coke
has the right to retain up to three lawyers.

Coke had
last appeared in the Manhattan federal court in New York on Friday where he
pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran a massive international drug and gun
ring.