Christopher “Dudus” Coke is once again a topic of discussion in may media circles; at present, his assets are at risk of being ceased in entirety. It appears that funds in the amount of $300, 000 US ($35, 000, 000 JA) , held in 2 local banks, has been seized by Jamaican Financial Investigation Division! It is also apparent that further investigation and more seizure of asset is impending.
A US District Judge, Patterson ordered that US$1.5 million of the amount seized be forwarded to the US Asset Forfeiture Unit but the cash was turned over to the Jamaican Government in full
The former Tovoli Gardens strongman, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence in the US racketeering among other offences, did challenge the court action. He did plead guilty to the charges laid against him so this is not surprising. Coke was a successful contractor so it will be interesting to see how’ve they make the distinction between legal and illegal earnings.
As this story develops, 18 Karat Reggaé will bring it to you. Stay tuned.