Ace Capone to testify Monday

February 8, 2008 9:33:55 AM PST
The man known as Ace Capone is expected to take the stand on Monday. Is Alton Coles aka Ace Capone a successful party promoter and rap music entrepreneur, or is he a kingpin in a $25-million drug ring? That's the question facing jurors in Federal Court.

In his movie, "New Jack City: The Next Generation" Alton Coles aka Ace Capone depicts the life of a local drug kingpin. Since mid-January, federal prosecutors have been making their case that the movie is a case of art imitating life, and that Coles was running a $25-million cocaine ring out of Southwest Philadelphia and laundering money through his entertainment business.

Coles maintains he's a legitimate businessman, and is set to take the stand and tell the jury that himself.

Among the evidence the Feds have presented: $800,000 in cash, guns, cars and drugs.