The Gargamel Buju Banton's conviction upheld
Any lingering hopes that embattled Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Buju Banton would cop an early release from federal prison have been dashed as it's been announced that an appeal to overturn the Grammy-winning singer's conviction has been dismissed.
According to reports, the United States Court of Appeal for the 11th Circuit made the ruling during a hearing that took place on Thursday. In its ruling, the appeals court insisted that it agreed with the jury's decision to convict Buju Banton of federal drug charges in February 2011 as he was found guilty of three charges including conspiracy to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting a person's use of a telephone to facilitate a drug crime.
The Circuit Court also agreed with the jury that Buju was guilty of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime. That charge had been dismissed by the trial judge after the verdict was read.
Buju's legal team issued its appeal in the artiste's case last December, citing entrapment as well as the possible violation of a constitutional right, dubbed the Speedy Trial Act.
Buju Banton was later sentenced to 10 years in federal prison last June. He initially spent his sentence at the Limestone County Detention Centre in Texas before being sent to a federal facility in Miami after several complaints of ill-treatment and concerns over Buju's safety were raised.
His current release date is slated for February 1, 2019.READ MORE ABOUT BUJU BANTON
Shenseea Claims "Princess Of Dancehall" Critics Hits Back
Dancehall artiste Shenseea yesterday claimed her spot among the
female dancehall royalty when she dubbed herself dancehall's 'princess'
in a post to her Instagram page.
The post took on a life of its own, sparking debate about
which female dancehall artiste was deserving of the title princess,
since Spice is the queen.Read full article here
Rygin King said Alkaline Not On his Level
Dancehall artiste Rygin King might be losing a few fans after comments he made about Alkaline, not on his level. During
a live broadcast on his Instagram Montego Bay Based artiste, Rygin King
was asked if Alkaline is bigger Read more here
Upcoming dancehall artiste Jay Blaxx was shot and killed in the community of Granville, St James on August 28, 2018.
Reports reaching us are that Jay Blaxx who is from the said community was killed by Read more here
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