US Federal Judge on Tuesday denied Reggae star Buju Banton request to performed at a Miami concert next month.
Buju Banton has been on house arrest in Broward County since bailing out of the Pinellas County Jail on Nov. 10. Banton, 37, whose real name is Mark Myrie, wants to perform a live concert in Miami on Dec. 26. U.S.
Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli denied that request, saying whatever financial pressures Banton faces do not outweigh the risk that he might flee.
Banton’s attorney David Markus on Wednesday asked the judge to reconsider, arguing that the 24-hour security detail ordered to monitor Banton as a condition of his release costs $20,000 a month. Plus, there’s the cost of preparing for his upcoming drug trafficking retrial. Banton’s security detail does not object to him doing the concert and would be present for the show, his lawyer says.
The prosecutor as expected does object. No word on whether he would attend.
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