Buju Banton: Juror Misconduct Hearing Set For February 19
Buju Banton quest for a new trial is taking shape in a Florida court.
The embattled reggae star returns to court on February 19 after Federal Judge James Moody set a new hearing in the ongoing juror misconduct probe.
Juror Teri Wright and several others scheduled to appear in court where the judge is expected to hand down a ruling.
This comes just a few months after Teri Wright told a Florida journalist that she would research aspects of the case whenever she leaves court during the trial. That is a direct violation of court orders.
In December Moody ordered a probe into the allegations. Law enforcement officials confiscated computers belonging to Ter Wright as part of their investigation.
Buju Banton lawyer, Chokwe Lumumba, is requesting a new trial for the Grammy-winning singer in light of the juror misconduct allegations.
Buju Banton is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence in Florida after he was found guilty of drug trafficking charges last year February.
He has since been moved to a holding cell pending the outcome of the juror misconduct investigation.