Alleged crime boss Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has been given 30 days by a US judge 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 appeared in court today with Judge Robert Patterson giving the
defence 30 days to prepare a case and for him to finalize his legal
He was not given bail.
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 a court appointed lawyer, but he 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.
Coke was taken to court by United States authorities less than 24
hours after being extradited to the United States to answer to the
charges that were laid against him last year.