Last August, federal prosecutors in Manhattan unsealed an indictment against Christopher "Dudus" Coke charging the Jamaican businessman with conspiracy to distribute drugs and illegal firearms. But more than seven months after Jamaican authorities were asked to hand Coke over, he has yet to be extradited. The delay has sparked a political firestorm in Jamaica, and a contract to lobby U.S. officials on behalf of the Jamaican government has put Manatt, Phelps & Phillips squarely in the middle of that storm.
Lobbying Pact Puts Manatt at Center of Jamaican Political Storm
The American Lawyer
April 9, 2010