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

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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.