Based on New Times' reporting, a federal judge in Tampa last week tossed out one of two convictions that sent reggae giant Buju Banton to prison in 2011. The decision -- which hinged on juror misconduct dug up by the newspaper -- is just the latest plot twist since the Grammy Award winner was rounde ... More >>
Today in Tampa, federal Judge James Moody made a dramatic decision in the ongoing legal drama of Buju Banton. The bench tossed a gun conviction that the federal government stuck on the reggae superstar, mainly thanks to New Times having reported on the highly illegal extracurricular activities of on ... More >>
Less than a week before Buju Banton walks into a Tampa courtroom for re-sentencing on a gun charge, the reggae singer's attorney has asked the judge to reconsider the ten year sentence that he's currently serving on two drug charges.It's the latest development in a drawn out and complex legal battle ... More >>
Incarcerated reggae star Buju Banton has switched attorneys and hired Chokwe Lumumba to continue his fight against federal drug and gun charges. A Tampa jury found Buju guilty last year of two drug-related charges and a gun charge. The trial judge, however, tossed the gun charge and sentenced t ... More >>
Federal Judge James Moody on Tuesday denied Buju Banton's request for a new trial. In his decision, the judge wrote that there is no need for a new trial in light of an Atlanta appeals court's ruling that there was sufficient evidence to convict the reggae star on a gun charge.Under the new ruling, ... More >>
See also "Reggae Great Buju Banton is Locked Up On Drug Charges. Was He Entrapped?" and "Buju Banton's Legal Team Blasts Feds"Buju Banton's attorney on Tuesday filed a motion with the Middle District of Florida requesting that the incarcerated reggae star be granted a new trial.The filing follows a ... More >>
Buju Banton's legal team let loose in documents filed Friday and said the government's "presentation of the facts... is untethered to the record and is so riddled with inaccuracies and misleading statements that it would be nearly impossible to address all of them."
On Friday, the Department of Justice filed an aggressive response to Buju Banton's appeal and continued to write off the fact that the drug case was built by a deceitful snitch with tremendous financial incentive to entrap people -- as detailed in last week's cover story.The DOJ al ... More >>