Dudus gets 23 years behind bars
Former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher “Dudus” Coke has received the maximum sentence of 23 years imprisonment on racketeering, conspiracy and assault charges.
US judge Robert Patterson handed down the sentence in a Federal Manhattan Court this morning (June 8).
Coke had pleaded guilty last September after agreeing to a plea deal with US authorities.
He was originally charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and cocaine, and conspiracy to traffic in firearms.
The former leader of the Shower Posse and Presidential Clique was extradited to the US in June 2010, after he waived his right to an extradition hearing in Jamaica.