Buju Banton Sentencing Date Reschedule To End Of June

Urban Islandz NEWS: Embattled Reggae star Buju Banton sentencing is being pushed back for the third time since he was convicted in February.

According to reports, the Grammy-winning reggae star will now have to wait until the end of June 2011 to know how long will he spend behind bars.

The first sentencing date which was set for June 16 was later reschedule to June 23 and now to the end of June.

In Feburary, 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 is facing 15 years to life in Federal prison.

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  1. Free buju. He has impacted a lot if lives thru his music in a very positive way. There are way too many other serious crimes that go unpunished. He might have made a mistake but is it right to take the rest of his life away. How many times each of us has made stupid errorrs in our life. That should be reported but hasn’t? He is much more needed and can do more good been free than locked up. Through the continuation of his messages he can have a much more positive influence on the youth of today and further guide them in the right part. Please free Buju.