A Jamaican Cabinet minister and leading member of the ruling Jamaican Labour Party insists it was the party, not the government, that hired Manatt, Phelps & Phillips to lobby U.S. officials in connection with a high-profile extradition dispute between the two countries. Not true, says the firm. The dispute involves Jamaica's refusal to hand over Christopher "Dudus" Coke, a 40-year-old Kingston businessman indicted last August in the U.S. on charges of conspiracy to distribute drugs and illegal firearms in Jamaica and New York.
For Manatt, New Twist in Jamaican Extradition Controversy
The American Lawyer
May 3, 2010