Monday, June 28, 2010

World most dangerous drug kinpin Christopher Dudus' Coke given 30 days to finalise legal representation in court today

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 representation.

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.

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