*A sentencing hearing has been set for June 16 for Grammy-winning Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton, reports the AP.
The artist faces up to 15 years in prison after he was convicted of conspiring to set up a cocaine deal in 2009.
A Tampa federal court jury last month found Banton guilty of two drug charges and one weapons charge. It was the singer’s second trial after a previous jury deadlocked in September.
Banton’s attorney, David Markus, has asked for the singer to be released from custody pending his appeal. Markus also has filed a motion asking the court to acquit Banton or grant him a new trial.
Banton won a Grammy last month for best reggae album for his 2010 work entitled “Before the Dawn.”
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