Buju Banton Asked Judge To Reconsider 10-Year Sentence, Appears In Court Tuesday


Reggae singer Buju Banton will appear in court on Tuesday, October 30, for his sentencing hearing.

Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, is serving a 10-year sentence in Florida for drug trafficking.

According to the Associated Press, The Grammy winning singer’s attorney filed a motion last week requesting that the judge reconsider his sentence.

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The motion includes a letter from Banton’s previous attorney David Markus to Federal Judge James Moody.

Markus says Banton is a first time offender with a non violent past and a history of charitable work, which makes him eligible for a reduced sentence.

Buju Banton is facing an additional five years for a gun charge.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503713556 Dwayne Phillips

    Free Buju

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001793372099 Jesus Erick

    No one is above the law…he’s deserves 10 years as the law says..

  • James Maxwell

    Free up the Gargamel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002402419242 Munashe Gada

    sory mdara

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002904675376 Amos Mutingwende


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001280949840 Jah B Afrochief Nyandoro

    Leniency please Judge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002904675376 Amos Mutingwende