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Thursday, September 1

War for new Tivoli don? Residents expect turmoil after Dudus' guilty plea

Jamaica Star "With former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke facing a lengthy prison term in the United States, there is concern that there could be a full-scale turf war to determine his successor.

"A now the turf war start," one resident whispered yesterday, minutes after news broke that Coke had pleaded guilty to cocaine and firearm-related charges in a federal courtroom in New York.

Residents, many of whom were tight-lipped, told THE STAR that many of the 'top men' in the area were holding things together believing Dudus would have "buss di case" and returned. They said now that he faces a long time behind bars, several 'individuals' will want to step to the fore and claim the donmanship."