Buju Banton Legal Team Responds To US Government

Incarcerated reggae star Buju Banton will not quite in the fight for his freedom from Federal lockup.

Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, is currently serving a 10-year sentence in a Florida prison, after he was convicted on three counts of drug trafficking charges last year.

Late last year, Banton’s legal team headed by David Markus filed on appeal in a Georgia Court contesting the grounds of his conviction. According to documents filed, Markus argued that the prosecutors failed start the trial within a 70 day window; a right guaranteed under the Sixth Amendment in the American constitution. Additionally, Markus said there was not enough evidence to convict Banton on the charges.

The court dismissed the appeal last month, stating that prosecutor James Preston brought a legitimate case against the reggae star. In their response to Banton’s appeal, prosecutors noted that “Banton’s words and actions, in recorded conversations and a videotaped meeting in a Sarasota, Florida, warehouse where Banton tasted some cocaine, revealed the singer ‘eagerly brokered’ a drug deal between a friend and undercover government agents.

David Markus filed a cross appeal last week, arguing that the document did not refute their failure to prove Buju’s guilt.

Markus reiterate that his client was entrapped by a paid government informant and that the artiste’s right to a speedy trial was violated.

Markus added that Buju Banton’s acquittal on the gun charge was the correct one.

 
 

11 Comments

  1. Come on Jamaican Boys, another one SET UP by another JAMAICAN, DAMN, can u all SEE THE PATTERN HERE. FE’DS CANT NOT GET U STRAIGHT UP, but will use your hommie that they caught to SLAM U.

  2. Come on Jamaican Boys, another one SET UP by another JAMAICAN, DAMN, can u all SEE THE PATTERN HERE. FE’DS CANT NOT GET U STRAIGHT UP, but will use your hommie that they caught to SLAM U.

  3. Dem just wan silence him fi a while becouse I’m fire de wicked and the unjust.

  4. u are not guilty buju dats why they are doing this.

  5. u are not guilty buju dats why they are doing this.

    • Hommie, wait until UrbandIslandz post the new information I sent them. He’s GUILTY AS SIN, because he started talking on the plane with a STRANGER about the DOPE GAME and even gave the INFORMANT his cell #. The CI bugged him to meet and he refused for a minute, but then, decided to meet DUDE at a VIDEO WIRED SURVEILLANCE warehouse and tested the COCAINE, and then came back the next day to close the deal and the FED’S snatched him. He was found GUILTY of conspiracy of a drug transaction and using a cell to conduct the deal. Oh, by the way, the all INFORMANTS calls to BUJU was recorded. Now u tell me, how u get out of that. NO ONE made him decide to give dude his # or meet n greet the aggressive SNITCH, he didnt even know, talking DOPE. Wow. Another bites the dust.