Buju Banton's lawyers David Oscar Markus, Mona Markus, Anita Margot Moss and Marc Seitles today December 16, 2011 filed an appeal to have his conviction reversed in the united States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit in Georgia.
The lawyers are contending that Banton's conviction should be reversed and the case should be dismissed with prejudice or that he should receive a new trail.
Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, was sentenced in June this year to 10 years' imprisonment by United States magistrate Jim Moody in the Sam M Gibbons US Court in Tampa Florida.
DANCEHALL MUSIC - Dancehall
is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s.
Initially dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots
style, which had dominated much of the 1970s.
REGGAE MUSIC - Reggae
is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. The term
also denotes the modern popular music of Jamaica and its diaspora. A
1968 single by Toots and the Maytals "Do the Reggay" was the first popular song to use the word "reggae,"