Soca star Machel Montano is a happy man right now after escaping jail time this week.
Montano was facing up to 5 years in prison after being found guilty on an assault case dated back to 2007. However, Magistrate Judge Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor fined the singer TT$27,000 and no jail time.
Montano co-accused Kernal Roberts was also fined TT$24,000.
Half of Machel Montano’s fine will go towards compensating the the victims involved in the nightclub brawl in 2007.
Machel Montano successfully defended his Soca Monarch title this year. The singer is also currently working on some new material.