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Dr. Ronald Robinson — a senator in the Jamaican parliament, junior minister in the country’s foreign affairs ministry, and member of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party — resigned his government positions Thursday, in part over his dealings with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in connection with the controversial extradition dispute involving alleged drug baron Christopher “Dudus” Coke.

Local news sources report that Robinson sent a letter to Prime Minister Bruce Golding announcing his intention to step down immediately. Robinson’s name first surfaced last month in connection with the Coke controversy amid reports that a Jamaican government minister had joined a meeting between Manatt lawyers and State Department officials last year to address the accused drug lord’s extradition.

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