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Judge Rejects Buju Banton Request For New Trial, Face More Prison Time

Buju Banton up-hill battle against the United States justice system is getting steeper the more he fights.

Yesterday federal judge James Moody rejected Buju Banton’s application for a new trial. But that is not the end of that segment. The reggae icon is also facing more prison time at a new sentencing hearing.

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According to reports, Banton could be slapped with an additional 5 years behind bars on top of the 10 he is now serving.

Moody argued that the Atlanta Appeal Court decision was final, since they outlined that the Grammy-winning singer was convicted with sufficient evidence. Thus Moody says there is no need for a new trial.

Banton’s lead attorney, David Markus, says he will not give up on his fight for freedom for his client.

“I plan on appealing again and will take this to the Supreme Court if I must,” Markus told reporters.

“I won’t stop fighting for my friend and brother,” he added.

Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, was convicted last year February on four counts of drug and gun charges. However, Judge James Moody dropped the gun charge saying Banton did not spoke to or net James Mack, who was found in possession of the weapon.

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Later that year Moody sentenced Banton to serve 10 years in a federal prison.

Judge James Moody told the court that since the appeal court states that there was sufficient evidence to convict Banton on the gun charge, he could not rule it out.

Banton is now facing 15 years when he goes before the judge for a new sentencing hearing.

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  • ras Pauletta

    Bablon release tha voice of Jamaica

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003569853969 Kabiru Wamiti

    One day Buju will walk free and love will still be there for him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704178524 Cw Transporting

    His Atty is a DUMPTRUCK because I read the case and he’s GUILTY becuz he met with an informant to check out those whitebricks as well as gave the stranger informant his cell #. Now, he’s facing more time for what, this atty taking him to the bank with no FREEDOM in sight. Someone tell him to stop lying to himself and do the time and chill. Now because of the appeal ruling, he can now face more time, STUPID Attorney. U Jamaican boys need to be smarter in this game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704178524 Cw Transporting

    His Atty is a DUMPTRUCK because I read the case and he’s GUILTY becuz he met with an informant to check out those whitebricks as well as gave the stranger informant his cell #. Now, he’s facing more time for what, this atty taking him to the bank with no FREEDOM in sight. Someone tell him to stop lying to himself and do the time and chill. Now because of the appeal ruling, he can now face more time, STUPID Attorney. U Jamaican boys need to be smarter in this game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704178524 Cw Transporting

    His Atty is a DUMPTRUCK because I read the case and he’s GUILTY becuz he met with an informant to check out those whitebricks as well as gave the stranger informant his cell #. Now, he’s facing more time for what, this atty taking him to the bank with no FREEDOM in sight. Someone tell him to stop lying to himself and do the time and chill. Now because of the appeal ruling, he can now face more time, STUPID Attorney. U Jamaican boys need to be smarter in this game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1614043244 CaSeptla Bailey

    JAH RASTAFARI! FREE BUJU-WAS IT ENTRAPMENT?-PRAISES TO JAH FOR FREEDOM! LOVE, PEACE,&HAPPINESS. SISTA KAYA ONE LOVE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1614043244 CaSeptla Bailey

    WHAT IS THE ‘TRUE’ MEANING OF THE WORD ‘INFORMANT’-CONFIDENT INFORMANT-JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR ‘SNITCH’ AS IN THE CASE OF THE SISTA PICTURED W/ME (ON DA RIGHT), SISTA CATRINA DECEIVED BY A’SNITCH’, BUT YOU JUST KEEP PRAYIN, BECAUSE ‘BABYLON’ WILL FALL IN THE END! FREE SISTA CATRINA! PS HOW ARE YOU HONEST WHEN YOU HAVE ‘LIED’ IN ORDER TO GET A DEAL FOR YOURSELF, TAKE YOUR LICK! JAH RASTAFARI! PEACE, SISTA KAYA

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=577251612 Rebbel King Uneek

    Yes Buju B, sekkle for a while man-then try again…fire that attorney iyah-he making a big payload off ah yuh Buju.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=577251612 Rebbel King Uneek

    Yes Buju B, sekkle for a while man-then try again…fire that attorney iyah-he making a big payload off ah yuh Buju.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=577251612 Rebbel King Uneek

    Yes Buju B, sekkle for a while man-then try again…fire that attorney iyah-he making a big payload off ah yuh Buju.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1259235000 Debra Jacobson

    I believe that Buju like most black entertainers come under seveer scrutiny when it comes to incarceration. If our goverment realized the impact such punishments have on the entertainer and the country he resides ifrom they would understand the depth of love Jamaicains have for there country men.Ten years is a stiff penalty I have been fighting for my rights my whole life with little or no merit the convictions and decisons have little to do with the person or there characters. Profiling is something we have to do because we are ignorant to the morality and defense of the human soul. Remorse and forgiveness must be implanted into our civilization or we live life like animals such a place like prison is not suited for a gifted artist. Free Buju

  • http://email wesley

    free up tha general

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704178524 Cw Transporting

    Your speaking from not knowing. That 10yrs was GRACE, becuz he met a stranger on a plane that started talking about DRUG DEALING and offering him the product. I read the case and he even gave the secret informant his cell #. He got 10yrs for using a cellphone to transact a drug deal. Let alone, he decided to meet the informant at a warehouse to see the WHITEBRICKS, which was video wired for the FED’S. Now that’s STUPID, talking to someone you dont even know on a plane about THIS BIZ. U dont feel nothing for STUPIDITY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704178524 Cw Transporting

    Your speaking from not knowing. That 10yrs was GRACE, becuz he met a stranger on a plane that started talking about DRUG DEALING and offering him the product. I read the case and he even gave the secret informant his cell #. He got 10yrs for using a cellphone to transact a drug deal. Let alone, he decided to meet the informant at a warehouse to see the WHITEBRICKS, which was video wired for the FED’S. Now that’s STUPID, talking to someone you dont even know on a plane about THIS BIZ. U dont feel nothing for STUPIDITY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704178524 Cw Transporting

    Exactly. Now that DUMTRUCK Atty got him looking at more charges becuz of that stupid appeal. DUM DUM.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704178524 Cw Transporting

    Exactly. Now that DUMTRUCK Atty got him looking at more charges becuz of that stupid appeal. DUM DUM.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704178524 Cw Transporting

    No it wasnt. give me ur email and I’ll send you the Federal Indictment and then you will retract that statement, TRUST ME. You pushing for something that WILL NOT HAPPEN. He lucky, he just got 10yrs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704178524 Cw Transporting

    No it wasnt. give me ur email and I’ll send you the Federal Indictment and then you will retract that statement, TRUST ME. You pushing for something that WILL NOT HAPPEN. He lucky, he just got 10yrs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704178524 Cw Transporting

    That’s what the game turned into. People dont want to face themselves and realized NO ONE made them do what they do, so why try to bring someone else down for a break in your CASE. If u cant do the time, DONT do the crime. Get a job or go to the ARMY. ahahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704178524 Cw Transporting

    That’s what the game turned into. People dont want to face themselves and realized NO ONE made them do what they do, so why try to bring someone else down for a break in your CASE. If u cant do the time, DONT do the crime. Get a job or go to the ARMY. ahahaha