In a speech to his country Monday, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said he would turn an alleged international drug lord over to U.S. authorities and offered his "deepest apologies" for dragging out the extradition dispute and hiring Manatt, Phelps & Phillips to lobby in connection with it. But even as he announced he was ready to end the standoff over extraditing Christoper "Dudus" Coke, Golding continued to insist it was his ruling Jamaica Labour Party -- not the Jamaican government -- that hired Manatt.
Jamaica's Prime Minister Expresses 'Profound Regret' for Extradition Fight, Manatt Hiring
The American Lawyer
May 19, 2010