US court denies Dudus' wire tap motion

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A US Federal Court on Wednesday morning denied former Tivoli Gardens strongman, Christopher "Dudus" Coke's motion to have the wiretap evidence against him excluded from his trial.
Coke, who was extradited to the United States in June, last year, is charged with conspiring to distribute marijuana and cocaine in that country, and conspiring to traffic in firearms. 
The motion to have the wiretap evidence thrown out was filed on June 13  in the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York.
The move was aimed at suppressing the controversial wiretap evidence which assisted in Coke's arrest on gun and drug trafficking charges.
According to the Court's order, the Supreme Court in Jamaica issued a series of orders authorizing interception of Coke and his co-conspirators' cell phones in Jamaica,  beginning in 2004.
The court found however, that Coke fell short of establishing that the conduct of US or Jamaican officials had violated his due process rights.     
Coke's trial is scheduled to begin on September 12.
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