Thursday, March 15, 2012


Incarcerated Reggae star Buju Banton's legal team are claiming entrapment by the U.S government on drug related charges.

The legal team of embattled Reggae superstar Buju Banton, refuses to back down despite calls from the U.S. government to throw out their appeal in the artiste’s federal drug case.
Last December, Buju’s lawyers launched their appeal against the prominent Reggae singjay’s ten-year conviction on three drug-related charges stemming from a 2009 incident in Florida.

In said appeal, Buju Banton’s legal team claimed that their client was entrapped by the U.S. government and cited possible violations of the Speedy Trial Act, a constitutional right ensuring that defendants are not subjected to unreasonably lengthy incarceration prior to a fair trial.

In February, the American government issued a counter-appeal, insisting they possessed sufficient evidence, including audio and video evidence, to convict Buju Banton in his drug trial. Additionally, the state asked that a gun charge previously thrown out in Buju’s matter be reinstated. If so, the veteran singer could face up to five additional years in prison. Read more

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