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Buju out on Bail.
April 19, 2013 12:00AM
http://m.jamaicaobserver.com/mobile/news/Buju-Banton-out-on-bail

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Re: Buju out on Bail.
April 19, 2013 01:18AM
that article is from november 2010....
Re: Buju out on Bail.
April 19, 2013 01:50AM
he is now out on house arrest though...

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Re: Buju out on Bail.
April 19, 2013 02:03AM
Sounds like he's languishing in the belly of the beast to me:


Apr 5, 2013

Buju gets another lifeline

REGGAE artiste Buju Banton was handed another lifeline yesterday after it was revealed that embattled juror Teri Wright had submitted the wrong computer hard drive for examination by a computer forensic expert hired by him to examine if she had studied aspects of the law involving his drug traffick-ing case during his second trial in February 2011.



Banton's attorney Kwame Lumumba told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that Wright had indicated to the court, during an earlier sitting, that she had used a laptop computer, but the expert had found that she in fact submitted the hard drive for an old desktop computer.

"Her attorney stated in court that she surrendered the hard drive of a laptop computer. She said she did research on the case three weeks after the trial. The expert found no evidence that she did any research at all on that hard drive and found that it was not the hard drive of a laptop but the hard drive of a desktop. We are of the firm opinion that she did not submit the hard drive for a laptop computer," Lumumba said.

Wright had reportedly told a reporter that she studied aspects of the Pinkerton Law which was used to convict Banton on a firearm charge.
He faces an additional five years after an Appeals Court threw out a motion to have his sentence overturned.

He also pointed to other inconsistencies in Wright's statements during jury selection for the trial.
"It was also revealed that she had served on seven juries, but she said she only served on one jury in a civil matter. She is a seasoned juror. If his lawyer (who was then David Markus) had known that, she would have been rejected. She changed the syntax of her statement because at first she said she served on juries then changed and said jury. It was very misleading," said the lawyer.
The revelation has prompted Lumumba to file a motion asking US Judge James Moody to make a ruling that Wright had violated his orders.

If the court rules in favour of Banton, it would open the way for a new trial for the entertainer who is serving a 10-year sentence after being found guilty of drug-related charges. He is currently languishing in the Pinellas County Jail in Tampa, Florida until the matter is sorted out by the US Sam Gibbons Court in the same city.

"A new trial, that is what we are asking for," said Banton's lawyer.
Lumumba said the ruling could be handed down in two weeks as his client has been incarcerated and was uncertain of his future.

Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, would then undergo a third trial to prove his innocence and if he is successful he could seek damages for wrongful imprisonment and loss of earnings. He could also argue that his right to travel to the United States and work, which has been taken away by the US authorities, be reinstated.

"If we are successful it does raise certain questions if he will pursue a civil suit," he said.
The Jamaican entertainer was arrested at his Tamarac, South Florida home in December 2009 after US Drug Enforcement Agents arrested two men — James Mack and Ian Thomas — in a government-controlled warehouse in Tampa as they attempted to purchase a large quantity of cocaine from undercover police.


Source: [www.jamaicaobserver.com]

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Re: Buju out on Bail.
April 19, 2013 06:18PM
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he is now out on house arrest though...

Where are you getting your information from as everything I have read recently states that he remains incarcerated.....?
Re: Buju out on Bail.
April 20, 2013 12:16AM
Buju is in federal prison. They don't let people in federal prison out on bail unless their conviction is overturned. It has not been overturned. He is back in court with that juror in June 2013.

Free up the buju.
Re: Buju out on Bail.
April 20, 2013 03:18PM
Free up the general!
Re: Buju out on Bail.
April 20, 2013 03:20PM
The federal bureau of prisons website lists him as "not in BOP Custody"
Re: Buju out on Bail.
April 20, 2013 03:43PM
The above article says he's in Pinellas County Jail in Tampa Florida

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Re: Buju out on Bail.
April 20, 2013 11:15PM
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Re: Buju out on Bail.
April 21, 2013 05:18PM
Clinton Lindsay's newsletter today says:

BY KARYL WALKER----


RUMORS that reggae superstar Buju Banton was stabbed and killed in prison have proven untrue.

Since Friday, reports emerged on social media that Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, had been stabbed to death during a fight in the Pinellas County Jail in Tampa, Florida.


BANTON… tell them I like the rumors that I am free or out on bail


Last week as well, rumours emerged that he had committed suicide in prison.

But in a message sent to his fans worldwide through Lorna Strachan, the mother of five of his children, Banton laid fears of his mortal demise to rest.

"I don't like rumors about me being killed or committing suicide. Tell them I like the rumors that I am free or out on bail," Strachan told the Jamaica Observer that Banton said.

"I spoke to him four times today (yesterday) and the children spoke to him too. It is a lie; nothing is wrong with Mark. He is okay," Strachan said.

On Friday, Banton's attorney Chukwe Lumumba expressed surprise at the stabbing rumor.

"I have not heard about anything like that," Lumumba said.

Banton is currently serving a 10-year sentence after being found guilty of drug-related charges.

He was arrested at his Tamarac, Florida home hours after Drug Enforcement Agents arrested James Mack and Ian Thomas attempting to purchase drugs in a government-controlled warehouse in Tampa in December 2009.

An illegal gun was found in a car Mack was driving.

The evidence of US government informant Alexander Johnson proved instrumental in Banton being sentenced after two trials. After a failed appeal attempt, the reggae star was slapped with an additional five years for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a criminal act by an Atlanta-based Appellate Court.

However, he was handed a lifeline when reports emerged that a juror in the second trial, Teri Wright, had allegedly breached Judge James Moody's order that no juror should study any aspect of the law pertaining to Banton's case during the trial.

Wright allegedly told a Florida reporter that she had studied the Pinkerton Law, which was used to find Banton guilty on the firearm charge although he was not present during the botched deal involving James and Mack.

Banton's lawyer has since filed a motion for Wright to produce her computer hard drive for perusal by a computer forensic expert.

The expert initially revealed that no evidence that Wright had studied any aspect of the case during the trial was present on the hard drive that Wright submitted, but added that contrary to Wright's declaration that she had used a laptop computer to study the law three weeks after the trial, the hard drive belonged to a desktop computer which was bought in 1995.

It was also revealed that Wright had served on seven juries, even though she had told the court that she had only served on one jury in a civil matter.

As a result, Lumumba has filed a motion for a retrial, meaning his client would be tried three times for one offence.

Banton's fate still hangs in the balance until Wright appears in the US Sam Gibbons Court before Judge Moody in June.

Read more: [www.jamaicaobserver.com]
Re: Buju out on Bail.
April 22, 2013 02:11AM
glad i didn't hear those other rumors... sucks for whatever sounds just got robbed for dub money!

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