Embattled reggae superstar Buju Banton sentencing was pushed back to June 23rd by a US Federal Judge in Tampa Florida yesterday.
Banton, born Mark Myrie, was originally schedule for sentencing on June 16, until Federal District Judge James Moody reschedule the artists sentencing trial without any explanation given.
A 12 member jury found Banton guilty on three counts of drug related charges last month. The Grammy winning reggae star was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilogrammes or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, attempting to possess five kilogrammes or more of cocaine, and for “aiding and abetting others in using a communication facility in the commission of a felony.”
Banton, 37, was however found not guilty of knowingly and intentionally possessing a firearm in furtherance of and during the course of a drug-trafficking crime.
Buju Banton lawyer David Markus has indicated that he will appeal the case against the artist. Buju Banton maintain his innocence throughout the trial.
Buju is facing up to 20 years in Federal prison.
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