Crime

Judge Throws Out Reggae Great Buju Banton's Gun Conviction, Finds Juror in Contempt

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 one of the case's original jurors.

Moody ruled that former juror Terri Wright had lied to the court about whether she researched the Banton case while serving on the panel. Wright first admitted stepping outside the bounds to former New Times staffer Chris Sweeney.

See also: Reggae Great Buju Banton Is Locked Up on Drug Charges. Was He Entrapped?

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Kyle Swenson
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