Buju Banton Heads Back to Court

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Published on October 29, 2012 with No Comments

 

Grammy-award winning reggae superstar Buju Banton heads back to court tomorrow Oct. 30.  Buju Banton (née Mark Anthony Myrie) is facing an additional five years pursuant to recent conviction on a gun charge.  However, in addition to the gun charge sentencing, Buju’s new attorney, Chokwe Lumumba, is asking the judge in the case to reconsider the entire prison sentence.

In a motion filed last week with US District Judge James Moody, Lumumba is seeking a reduced sentence.  Buju’s former attorney, David O. Markus filed a letter along with the motion stating that the Jamaican artist deserved a reduced sentence because this was a first time conviction, by a non-violent offender with “the support of his entire country” and a history of charitable works.

RCS SIDEBAR:  A Buju Banton press conference and rally is planned for Monday, November 5 by activists, friends and supporters Washington, DC.  Check back for more details!!!

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