Buju Banton

Reggae star, Buju Banton’s attorneys are appealing his case and are claiming that he was entrapped by a government informant. Buju Banton, real name Mark Myrie, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The government’s case against Buju Banton was based on the testimony of Alex Johnson a former cocaine seller turned government informant who […]

MIAMI (AP) — Grammy-winning reggae star Buju Banton claims in an appeal of his federal drug conviction there was not enough evidence to prove he was involved in a cocaine conspiracy. RELATED: India Raids Toxic Booze Makers The appeal filed Friday by attorney David O. Markus also says Banton was relentlessly pursued by a federal […]

TAMPA — Reggae star Buju Banton has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to deal drugs earlier this year after his first trial was a mistrial. Go-Jamaica reports: This comes four months after Buju was convicted in the US Middle District Court, Florida Division, for conspiring to set up […]

TAMPA-Reggae star, Buju Banton has been found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. RELATED: 25 reasons we love “Love Jones” Top 9 Black reality TV professionals The Huffington Post reports: Banton was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to […]

TAMPA, Fla. A Florida judge declared a mistrial Monday in the drug case against four-time Grammy winning reggae singer Buju Banton. The jury, which was deliberating since Thursday, had sent a second note to the judge claiming they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Banton was charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine […]

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — A judge ordered a Tampa jury to continue deliberating on whether Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton conspired to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year. The 12-person jury sent U.S. District Judge James Moody a note Monday saying they hadn’t reached a verdict because none of them had changed […]

Despite reports that Buju Banton was found not guilty, the jury is still deliberating and will re-convene on Monday according to the Jamaica Observer. Jamaican Reggae singer Buju Banton will have to wait until Monday to know his fate as the 13 member panel of jurors have yet to come to a decision. The jurors […]

Buju Banton took the stand yesterday for his drug trial. Carribean360 is reporting that he claimed all of the cocaine talk was him just trying to “talk garbage” and impress the man who turned out to be an informant. “I was talking garbage. I was just talking straight up garbage. He was trying out-talk me,” […]