Sunday, February 28, 2010


Rastafarian Reggae artist, Buju Banton, will have a March 4 hearing in Tampa, Florida, where he is being held on cocaine related charges.
Reports are that this will be a significant milestone in what his lawyers are labeling a case of “entrapment” against the Grammy nominated deejay.

Tracii McGregor, who represents Banton’s Gargamel Music is quoted as saying that there’ll be a hearing on all of the motions that were filed by Buju’s attorney “a lot of information should be revealed on March 4”.
Legal luminary in the case, David Oscar Markus, has reportedly filed several motions, all of which shouldbe heard on Thursday.
Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, was arrested at his Tamarac home in South Florida in December last year, after Federal Agents accused him of negotiating with undercover agents to purchase five or more kilograms of cocaine at Sarasota in Tampa, Florida.

Banton’s legal team says their client is a victim of entrapment and intends to prove to that the US Government had used a paid informant to inveigle him for almost a year.

Markus also intends to get the prosecutors to reveal the name of the paid informant and how much he was paid to trap the artiste.

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