REGGAE singer ‘Busy Signal’, who was sentenced in a United States court to six months’ imprisonment, should be back in Jamaica by November. I love Busy Signal and I want him free and clear to continue his musical career. That being said, this story makes no legal sense to me.
The artist, who was sentenced in the state of Minnesota, will only serve two months of that sentence because he has already served four months in a lock-up, which is considered time served but what about the original drug charge?
Busy Signal, whose real name is Glendale Goshia Gordon, was sentenced on a charge of failure to show up for trial, following his guilty plea in July. The 33-year-old singer was in February 2002 slapped with two counts of cocaine-related charges, in the US, which carry a sentence of at least 15 years in prison. Busy fled the US before his trial was to begin that year, causing a warrant to be issued for his arrest.
So, if he was arrested for failing to appear for his trial on drug-related charges, it seems highly unlikely that Busy Signal is going back to Jamaica and never face the music on the original charges. Anyhow, I will keep positive vibrations going for Busy and lets hope he’s back home soon.